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MyPics
TypeWorm
DateNovember 27th, 1999
PlatformMicrosoft Windows
File TypeWin32 PE executable (.EXE)
Alias(es)Email-Worm.Win32.MyPics.a(Kaspersky) Worm:Win32/Mypics.A@mm(Microsoft)
CRC32428B859D
MD594ec47428dabb492af96756e7c95c644
SHA-1189630f835f93aaa4c4a3a31145762fcbbb69a32
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MyPics is an extremely harmful Microsoft Windows 9x worm that wipes the user's CMOS memory.

Payload

The file looks innocent, and upon execution, nothing noticeable happens. However, a file called Pics4You.exe is dropped into the user's C:\ drive. It does nothing until January 1, 2000, where it activates its destructive payload. Once the user restarts, they will discover the C: disk is formatted and the CMOS checksums are now invalid. The CMOS destruction is similar to CMOSDead's and Magistr's destruction.

Media

File:MyPics Windows Worm
MyPics: Video by Danooct1