VBS.LoveLetter Virus and Variants
The VBS.LoveLetter virus and its variants are e-mail worms, MlRC worms, and file infectors. There are nearly 100 versions of this virus. For a complete list, please go to the following Web site: http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/vbs.loveletter.a.html.
Virus definitions dated May 31, 2001, or later detect and remove all of the known variants. Occasionally new variants of this worm are discovered, so updating your anti-virus software is important.
This virus deletes, hides, or causes irreversible damage to the following file types: .VBS, .VBE, .JS, .JSE, .CSS, .WSH, .SCT, .HTA, .JGP, .JPEG, .MP3, and .MP2.
Details of some of the variants of this virus follow:
I Love You:
SUBJECT LINE: ILoveYou
MESSAGE BODY: kindly check the attached LOVELETTER coming from me.
Mother`s Day order confirmation:
SUBJECT LINE: Mother`s Day Order Confirmation
MESSAGE BODY: We have proceeded to charge your credit card for the amount of $326.92 for the mothers day diamond special. We have attached a detailed invoice to this email. Please print out the attachment and keep it in a safe place. Thanks Again and Have a Happy Mothers Day. [email protected]
ATTACHMENT: Very Funny.VBS
SUBJECT LINE: fwd: Joke
MESSAGE BODY: empty
SUBJECT LINE: Virus ALERT!!!
MESSAGE BODY: a long message regarding VBS.LoveLetter.A Miscellaneous notes from [email protected]: This variant also overwrites files with .bat and .com extensions.