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Don't open HAPPY99.EXE

Happy99.exe has shown up at my mailbox twice this morning.

A warning to all.  DO NOT OPEN HAPPY99.EXE

Sorry about the off topic message. It is aimed at new members.

This virus went around a few months ago and I have not seen it again
until this morning.

Delete it and then delete it from your deleted folder.

Dan Nelson
Bridgeville DE
zone 7

----- Original Message -----
From: THOMAS WILSON <logicpilot@worldnet.att.net>
To: <propagation@mallorn.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 1999 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: Lemon Grass ... Don't open HAPPY99.EXE

When we received the original "Lemon Grass" email, there was an
email that followed a few seconds later.  This second email had the
"happy99.exe" program attached.  Don't open it.  It is a worm virus.
those technical people out there, the rest of this message is an excerpt
from the McAffee site.  --Tom Wilson

Virus Name

Date Added

Virus Characteristics
W32/Ska is a worm that was first posted to several newsgroups and has
reported to several of the AVERT Labs locations worldwide. When this
worm is
run it displays a message "Happy New Year 1999!!" and displays
graphics. The posting on the newsgroups has lead to its propagation. It
also spread on its own, as it can attach itself to a mail message and be
sent unknowingly by a user. Because of this attribute it is also
to be a worm.

AVERT cautions all users who may receive the attachment via email to
delete the mail and the attachment. The worm infects a system via email
delivery and arrives as an attachment called Happy99.EXE. It is sent
unknowingly by a user. When the program is run it deploys its payload
displaying fireworks on the users monitor.

Note: At this time no destructive payload has been discovered.

When the Happy.EXE is run it copies itself to Windows\System folder
the name SKA.EXE. It then extracts, from within itself, a DLL called
into the Windows\System folder if one does not already exist.

Note: Though the SKA.EXE file  is a copy of the original it does not run
the Happy.EXE files does, so it does not copy itself again, nor does it
display the fireworks on the users monitor.

The worm then checks for the existence of WSOCK32.SKA in the
folder, if it does not exist and a the file WSOCK32.DLL does exist, it
copies the WSOCK32.DLL to WSOCK32.SKA.

The worm then creates the registry entry -


- which will execute SKA.EXE the next time the system is restarted. When
this happens the worm patches WSOCK32.DLL and adds hooks to the exported
functions EnumProtocolsW and WSAAsyncGetProtocolByName.

The patched code calls two exported functions in SKA.DLL called mail and
news, these functions allow the worm to attach itself to SMTP e-mail and
also to any postings to newsgroups the user makes.

Indications Of Infection
Not Available...

Method Of Infection
Not Available...

Virus Information
  Discovery Date: 1/27/99
  Type: Win32


Happy99 Happy99.exe

----- Original Message -----
From: Evano & LB <Pblob@lara.on.ca>
To: <propagation@mallorn.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 15, 2000 7:29 AM
Subject: Lemon Grass

> Helloooo out there............
> I recently purchased a group of three Lemon Grass cuttings from the
> grocery store, dipped them in rooting hormone and place them in damp
> soil.
> Two out of three took root (yahoo!)
> My question is this: What is the normal method of propigating Lemon
> Grass?
> Do they seed, send out roots for division etc.??
> Thanks in advance-Evano.
> Zone 5-Ontario Canada.
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