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It does not have any destructive effects. Mass mailing of this worm could collapse mail accounts.
|Detection updated on:||June 4, 2003|
Aliz.A is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message with an attached file called WHATEVER.EXE.
The effects of Aliz.A are not considered very dangerous, as its only aim is to spread rapidly to other computers without carrying out any destructive actions (although mass mailing of this worm could collapse mail accounts). It does this by sending itself out to all the contacts in the Address Book.
It is very easy to become affected by this worm, as it is automatically activated when the message is viewed through Outlook’s Preview Pane. It does this by exploiting a vulnerability in Internet Explorer (versions 5.01 and 5.5), which allow e-mail attachments to be automatically run.
Aliz.A is easy to recognize because it reaches computers in an e-mail message with the following characteristics: