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Virus Alert! W32.MyLife.B@mm Subject: bill caricature

Posted By : of Data Doctors on March 25, 2002

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Virus Alert! W32.MyLife.B@mm Subject: bill caricature

This question was answered on March 25, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

W32.MyLife.B@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to spread to all addresses in the Outlook address book It copies itself to C:\Windows \System\Cari.scr and may delete files, depending on the system time.

Originally discovered on 3/21/2002, it has spread at an alarming rate.

Here is what to watch for:

Subject: "bill caricature"



How are youuuuuuuu?

look to bill caricature it's vvvery verrrry ffffunny :-) :-)

i promise you will love it? ok


========No Viruse Found========



Attachment: Cari.scr

It displays the following graphic:

<img src="" alt="Image displayed in infected messages">

What it does:

The payload of this worm will activate if the worm is run when the system time is between 8:00 A.M and 9:00 A.M.

The worm attempts to set itself to run with Windows by adding the value:

win c:\windows\system\cari.scr

to the registry key:


It also attempts to delete the following files:









As usual, don't open file attachments from ANYONE, especially people that you know, unless you know exactly what it is...

The current versions of anti-virus software can detect and remove this worm, so if you have not updated your virus definition file in the last 30 days, be sure to do so!

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Posted by of Data Doctors on March 25, 2002

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