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VBS/LoveLetter.worm is a dangerous VBScript worm, discovered 5/4/00.

**UPDATE**: Eight variants have been discovered as of 8:30 am, 5/5/00. The information below applies to all known variants.

There are a growing number of variants of this worm being transmitted via email attachment. The most common are:

MESSAGE: "kindly check the attached LOVELETTER coming from me."

MESSAGE: A long message that pretends to be information from Symantec Corp. about VBS/LoveLetter.worm
ATTACHMENT: "protect.vbs"

SUBJECT: "Dangerous Virus Warning"
MESSAGE: "There is a dangerous virus circulating. Please click attached picture to view it and learn to avoid it."
ATTACHMENT: "virus_warning.jpg.vbs"

ATTACHMENT: "VeryFunny.vbs"

SUBJECT: "Important ! Read carefully !!"
MESSAGE: "Checked the attached IMPORTANT coming from me !"

SUBJECT: "Mothers Day Order Confirmation"
MESSAGE: "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!"
ATTACHMENT: " mothersday.vbs"

SUBJECT: "Susitikim shi vakara kavos puodukui..."
MESSAGE: "kindly check the attached LOVELETTER coming from me."

This worm attempts to send copies of itself through mIRC to the IRC channels and through Outlook to all address book entries. It then attempts to overwrite several types of files, including .jpg and .mp3.

VBS/LoveLetter.worm also attempts to download and install an executable file that will email any cached passwords it finds to a predetermined address.