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Anna virus

Information about VBS/SST aka Anna Kournikova virus:

                     VBS/SST aka Anna Kournikova is a encrypted VB script worm uses Microsoft outlook to spread. The email message subject will be "Here you have, ;o)" and the attachment will be "AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs" and the message body will be "Hi:Check This!".

                     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. It also tries to connect to the web site "www.dynabyte.nl" on 26th of January.

                     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.This worm is also known as Anna Kournikova, VBS_Kalamar, VBS/VBSWG.J, VBS/Onthefly.A.

Remvoing Anna Kournikova virus form your system:

                     Fire has incorporated VBS/SST in virus signature file, with the aim of helping users affected by this script attack to detect and eliminate it from their systems. Fire anti-virus users can update this signature file by using online update facility.

                     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.

                   You can check the system manually. VBS/SST worm creates the file "AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs" in the Windows system folder. The presence of this file ensures you are infected with this worm. A free download [18KB] is available to detect and clean this worm.

                   A free download of FireLite [ 1100KB ] version is available to detect all viruses. If you find any virus, use registered windows version of Fire to remove. To get the registered version of Fire call us at 044-28170440 or mail to service@fireav.com or purchase Fire online using

[Analysis: Mr.Stanley Rakesh, Mr.A.Xavier, Prognet Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Feb. 2001]

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