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|Effects: ||It drops a Trojan that captures information on the affected computer and sends it out via e-mail.|
|Detection updated on:||July 2, 2003|
Klexe is a worm that has dangerous effects, as it drops a Trojan that captures confidential information from the affected computer and sends it to the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
Klexe is a mass-mailing worm, which sends out a message that includes a link that passes itself off as a link for downloading an e-messenger card.
When the user accesses the link included in the message, a compressed file containing two files is downloaded to the computer.
One of these files contains the virus code and the other is used to send the message to all the contacts in the Address Book in Outlook.
A clear indication that Klexe has reached a computer is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:
You received this email because you where sent a ‘pass this on e-messenger card’ through one of our valued partners. If you believe you received this message in error or would no longer like to receive e-mail from us click here: http://www.geocities.com/ecardmessenger/us.htm
To download you card click on the link below:
P.S. If you received this message but do not know the sender or wish to unsubscribe or if you have any cuestions, please mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Similarly, when it has infected a computer, Klexe displays the following error message: