A public security advisory has been issued regarding the mass mailing Mywife worm that comes as an e-mail attachment and sends itself to all contacts in a system’s address book. The worm is developed to corrupt documents on the third day of every month. Apart from that it also deletes files and registry keys associated with security software.
In a warning Microsoft said, “As with all currently known variants of the Mywife malware, this variant does not make use of security vulnerability, but is dependent on the user opening an infected file attachment. The malware also attempts to scan the network looking for systems it can connect to and infect.” It added, “Customers who believe that they are infected with the Mywife malware, or who are not sure whether they are infected, should contact their antivirus vendor.”