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W32.Chir.B@mm is a network-aware, mass-mailing worm. It is also a file-infector virus. W32.Chir.B@mm is a variant of W32.Chir@mm. W32.Chir.B@mm uses its own Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) engine to send itself to all of the e-mail addresses that it finds in the Windows Address Book (.wab file), and in .adc, r.db, .doc, and .xls files.
This worm uses both IFRAME and MIME exploits to run on your computer. Because of this, you might run the worm just by previewing the e-mail message in your e-mail program. The worm sends itself as a Pp.exe file to all of the e-mail addresses that it finds. The e-mail message has the following characteristics:
Subject: username is coming!The worm uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to e-mail addresses. The SMTP server that the worm uses is a static server. This means that if a specific SMTP server is not running, the worm cannot spread.
W32.Chir.B@mm also searches all local and network drives, and infects files that have .htm, .html, .exe, and .scr extensions.
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