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|Alias:||ZOHER.A; ZOHER; W32/Sheer.A@mm; W32.Zoher@mm.html; Sheer; I-worm.Zoher; Scherzo|
|Effects: ||It downloads a text file from the Internet.
|First detected on:|
|Detection updated on:||June 4, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Sheer exploits a vulnerability in Outlook to infect other computers. A computer will be infected when the attachment is opened or when the message carrying the worm is viewed through the Preview Pane.
Once it has carried out its infection, Sheer sends itself out to all the contacts in Outlook’s Address Book.
Sheer does not cause any damage in affected computers, as the only action it carries out is to download a text file from the Internet.