AnnaKournikova.JPG VBS Virus Information and Removal

What is the Anna Kournikova Virus?
This is a Visual Basic Script virus similar to the ILOVEYOU Virus that circled the globe in 2000. It mass mails the virus as an attachment called ANNAKOURNIKOVA.JPG.VBS via Microsoft Outlook. If the current system date is January 26th, this virus tries to connect to a computer shop web site in the Netherlands. The virus can also be found on a UseNet newsgroup, microsoft.publick.opk.windows9x. The script attempts to mail itself to all recipients found in the Windows Address Book.

This virus was first discovered in August 2000, but made a comeback in February 2001 as well. The virus is sent using the following email:

Subject: Here you have, :0)
Check This!

Attachment: AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs

Changes the Virus Makes to the Windows Registry

The virus creates the following changes to the Windows Registry that should be deleted

HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\OnTheFly\mailed=(1 for yes)

The virus will also leave the file AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs in the c:\windows directory

How to Clean the Virus

Other than deleting the file and registry entries shown above, this virus should be deleted by running an up-to-date virus checking program, such as the ones shown at the bottom of this page. Alternatively, you can click on the link below for a free on-line virus scanner.

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