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The email worm Matcher is an .EXE file, programmed in Visual Basic 6.0.
It spreads using the Address Book, over Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express. The infected email contains:
Body: Want to find your love mates !!! Try this its cool... Looks and A Maching to opposite sex.
In order for the virus to be activated, the file MSVBV60.DLL must be installed on the computer.
When the attachment is opened, the worm is installed in Windows system directory, as MATCHER.EXE.
Then, it changes the registry entry:
Thus, the worm is loaded every time Windows starts.
It opens Outlook and sends itself using the Address Book to all email addresses it can find there.
In most cases, the worm sends itself every 2 to 5 minutes.
After sending itself, the worm changes AUTOEXEC.BAT. The next time windows starts, a message appears ("from: Bugger") and a key must be pressed.
Description inserted by Crony Walker on Tuesday, June 15, 2004