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The Loveletter worm caused widespread e-mail outages.
More than 45 million computers around the globe have supposedly been infected by various strains of the worm.
If it finds one or more of these files, it will generate a new and place it in the directory where the files are found.
The script contains instructions to send the file LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU. HTM to all users on the same IRC channel as well as a comment: There were several variants of this worm shortly following the original.
If the user clocks on "Yes", the worm will infect the system. VBS as a value to it, so it will run when the system boots, before the user even logs on. This file obtains the system's logins, passwords, machine name, IP address, RAS information and some other information about the computer and sends it to .
If the user clicks on "No", the worm reloads the message in an infinite loop until the user clicks on "Yes" to allow it to infect the system. The worm sets the Internet Explorer start page to one of four randomly chosen webpages so that it downloads the file WIN-BUGSFIX. It then adds a registry key for it in the same manner that it registered its own files, so it will run at startup. EXE program has been run, it copies itself to the Windows system folder as Win FAT32. Loveletter searches for files to modify, mostly by replacing those files with a copy of itself.
Loveletter opens the Outlook email program, and scans for email addresses in the Address book.
It sends the email with an attached copy of itself The worm scans for the files mirc32.exe, mlink32.exe, mirc.ini, and
VBS gets added as a second extension to JPG, JPEG, MP2 and MP3 files.
The author of the worm has conceded that he may have released the malware by "accident". The Loveletter worm has been referenced in popular culture.
A movie released in 2011 starring Briana Evigan, Jericho Rosales and Dean Cain was based on the story of the worm (with a great deal of artistic liberty) portrays a young man looking for the woman he loves before the time when everyone and their grandmother had a cellular phone and a Facebook account.
The worm will be in an infected HTML document named LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU. Internet Explorer security settings do not allow scripts to access disk files and will display a warning when they try to.
To work around this, the worm displays a message telling the user to give Active X control to the file. It creates its own key named MSKernel32 under the Local machine registry key that causes programs to run and adds the value MSKERNEL32. It also create a new Local Machine Run Services key named Win32DLL and adds WIN32DLL.For or files, it overwrites them, retains the original file name and extension, but adds to the extension (becomes vbs).