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New virus: VBS_LOVELETTER

New virus: VBS_LOVELETTER

As reported by several PC newsletters and even the RTL II News today, the mail servers in several German companies were paralyzed by the ILOVEYOU virus at around 10.30 am. This virus is actually 'just' a Visual Basic Script which changes several entries in the system registry, overwrites a file that Windows loads each time it boots and creates several files.

In addition, the worm changes all files with the Endings vbs, vbe, js, jse, css, wsh, sct, hta, jpg, jpeg, mp3, and mp2. Outlook Express users should delete this mail UNOPENED, as the virus installs itself at OE just by reading it. Netscape users are only not allowed to open the attached file.

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