W32.Aplore@mm is a mass-mailing worm that attempts to spread using email, IRC, and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).
The worm sends an email that contains an attachment, Psecure20x-cgi-install.version.6.01.bin.hx.com, to all addresses that it finds in the Microsoft Outlook address book.
When connected to IRC or AIM, the worm sends a Web link to IRC channels or AIM contacts which references an .html file that was dropped on the infected computer. This file displays as a Web page, which asks the visitor to run a copy of the worm.
Definitions dated prior to April 8, 2002, may detect the Email.vbs file as Bloodhound.VBS.Worm.
- Definitions dated prior to April 9, 2002, will detect this as W32.Aphex@mm.
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