What Was The I Love You Virus?


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anup maurya Profile
anup maurya answered
This virus reaches your computer as email with the subject line "I Love You" and an attachment named "Love-Letter-For-You.txt.vbs." If you open the attachment it will infect your computer. The infection first scans your PC's memory for passwords, which are sent back to the virus's creator. The infection then replicates itself to everyone in your Outlook address book. Finally, the infection corrupts files ending with .vbs, .vbe, .js, .css, .wsh, .sct, .hta, .jpg, .jpeg, .mp2, .mp3 by overwriting them with a copy of itself.

You can get this bug in only one way. If you receive an email with an attachment with the name Love-Letter-For-You.txt.vbs and you run it, by double clicking on the attachment, you will get infected. Don't execute it, just delete it and you will be fine.

To best thing to do to prevent the 'I Love You' virus is not to open any attachment that you are uncertain of. Avoid using VB Scripting. Turn this option off in your computer.

By now most of anti virus can detect the 'I Love You' virus. And in case it attacks your computer you can delete the following files from your system.

1. MSKernel32.vbs in the Windows System directory
2. Win32DLL.vbs in the Windows directory
3. LOVE-LETTER-FOR-YOU.TXT.vbs in the Windows System
4. WinFAT32.EXE in the Internet download directory
5. script.ini in the mIRC directory
wai lian Profile
wai lian answered
If you receive email with a subject line with the phrase ILOVEYOU (all one word, no spaces) in it? DON'T OPEN the attachment named
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a five-hour period, during May 4, 2000, this virus spread across Asia, Europe and the United States via e-mail messages titled "ILOVEYOU." The menace clogged Web servers, overwrote personal files and caused corporate IT managers to shut down e-mail systems.
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