E-mail this

  • Home

  • Search
  • Send Comments
  • What's New
  • Hottest 25
      Legends

  • Odd News
  • Glossary
  • FAQ

  • Autos
  • Business
  • Cokelore
  • College
  • Computers

  • Crime
  • Critter Country
  • Disney
  • Embarrassments
  • Food

  • Glurge Gallery
  • History
  • Holidays
  • Horrors
  • Humor

  • Inboxer Rebellion
  • Language
  • Legal
  • Lost Legends
  • Love

  • Luck
  • Media Matters
  • Medical
  • Military
  • Movies

  • Music
  • Old Wives' Tales
  • Photo Gallery
  • Politics
  • Pregnancy

  • Quotes
  • Racial Rumors
  • Radio & TV
  • Religion
  • Risqué Business

  • Science
  • September 11
  • Sports
  • Titanic
  • Toxin du jour

  • Travel
  • Weddings

  • Message Archive
 
Home --> Computers --> Virus Hoaxes & Realities --> Shakira's Pictures

Shakira's Pictures

Claim:   A message with a subject line of "Shakira's Pictures" may include a virus.

Status:   True.

Example:   [Collected on the Internet, 2001]

Subject: Shakira's Pictures

Message:
Hi :
i have sent the photos via attachment
have funn...

Attachment: ShakiraPics.jpg.vbs

Origins:   Yes, "Shakira's Pictures" (also known as "ShakiraPics" or VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm) is yet another worm that infects PCs through e-mail attachments, then attempts to replicate itself by using Microsoft Outlook to send itself to the contacts in the infected user's Outlook program. After infection, it displays the following message:



See the links below for more information on detecting and removing this virus.

Additional Information:
    VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm   VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm   (Symantec)
    VBS/VBSWG.aq@MM   VBS/VBSWG.aq@MM
  (McAfee Virus Information Library)
Last updated:   29 January 2008

Urban Legends Reference Pages © 1995-2014 by Barbara and David P. Mikkelson.
This material may not be reproduced without permission.
snopes and the snopes.com logo are registered service marks of snopes.com.