WORM REPORTED IN THE WILD
Virus Name : VBS/Mawanella
Alias : I-Worm.mawanella,
Virus type : VBScript
level : Low
VBS/VBSWG.Z is a encrypted VB script worm uses
Microsoft outlook to spread. The email message
subject will be " Mawanella" and the attachment will be "Mawanella.vbs"
and the message body will be "Mawanella
is one of the Sri Lanka's Muslim Village".
The VBS extension will
not appear if Windows Scripting Host is
installed. When you open the attachment, it
copies to windows system folder. Then it opens
the Microsoft Outlook Address book and sends
email to all the addresses stored in that.
displays the message box "Please Forward
this to everyone" and a burning house
picture with the text "Mawanella is one of
the Sri Lanka's Muslim Village. This brutal
incident happened here 2 Muslim Mosques & 100
Shops are burnt. I hat this incident, What about
you? I can destroy your computer I didn't do that
because I am a peace-loving citizen..."
It only replicates using
outlook and won't damage data in the local
machine. Because of the mass mailing routine
there is threat to down the e-mail servers.
How can I protect my
Solo has incorporated
Mawanella worm in its signature file to protect
users from this worm attack. Solo antivirus
registered users are already protected from this
worm. Make sure that you have installed
registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect
your system from all virus threats.
To protect your system
against infection, disable Windows Scripting
Host by following these steps: Click the Start
button, Settings, Control Panel, then select
Add/Remove Programs, then select the Windows
Setup tab, then double-click Accessories, scroll
down to Windows Scripting Host, and uncheck the
box. Save changes and close the window.
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