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VBS/MAWANELLA WORM REPORTED IN THE WILD

Virus Name  : VBS/Mawanella

Alias             : I-Worm.mawanella, VBS_MAWANELLA

Virus type    : VBScript worm

Threat level : Low

Virus details :

                     VBS/Mawanella aka VBS/VBSWG.Z is a encrypted VB script worm uses Microsoft outlook to spread. The email message subject will be " Mawanella" and the attachment will be "Mawanella.vbs" and the message body will be "Mawanella is one of the Sri Lanka's Muslim Village".

                     The VBS extension will not appear if Windows Scripting Host is installed. When you open the attachment, it copies to windows system folder. Then it opens the Microsoft Outlook Address book and sends email to all the addresses stored in that.

                      VBS/Mawanella worm displays the message box "Please Forward this to everyone" and a burning house picture with the text "Mawanella is one of the Sri Lanka's Muslim Village. This brutal incident happened here 2 Muslim Mosques & 100 Shops are burnt. I hat this incident, What about you? I can destroy your computer I didn't do that because I am a peace-loving citizen..."

                     It only replicates using outlook and won't damage data in the local machine. Because of the mass mailing routine there is threat to down the e-mail servers.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated Mawanella worm in its signature file to protect users from this worm attack. Solo antivirus registered users are already protected from this worm. Make sure that you have installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect your system from all virus threats.

                   To protect your system against infection, disable Windows Scripting Host by following these steps: Click the Start button, Settings, Control Panel, then select Add/Remove Programs, then select the Windows Setup tab, then double-click Accessories, scroll down to Windows Scripting Host, and uncheck the box. Save changes and close the window.

How to remove this worm?

                   If you are already infected with this worm, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software. Solo antivirus can detect and remove VBS/Mawanella worm safely. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

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