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Risk Level 2: Low

March 7, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:38:27 AM
Also Known As:
W32/MyLife.a@MM [McAfee], WORM_MYLIFE.A [Trend], Win32.MyLife.A [CA], W32/Mylife [Panda], W32/MyLife-A [Sophos]
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.MyLife@mm is a simple mass-mailer that sends itself to all contacts in the Microsoft Outlook address book. The worm is a compiled Visual Basic executable that has been compressed. It attempts to delete files that have the extensions .com, .sys, .ini, .exe, .sys, .vxd, .exe, or .dll. (This could not be reproduced in a controlled test environment.)

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 8, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 9, 2011 revision 039
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 8, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 10, 2011 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 8, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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