Bubbleboy is a lethal internet worm. It requires Internet Explorer 5 with Windows Scripting Host installed (WSH is standard in Windows 98 and Windows 2000 installations). The Internet worm is embedded within an HTML formatted e-mail message. There is no attachment.

MS Outlook requires that you "open" the e-mail to activate the worm.

In MS Outlook Express, the worm is activated even if Preview Pane is used.

In both the above, if security settings for Internet Zone in IE5 are set to High, the worm will not be executed.

For more information, please visit http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/vbs.bubbleboy.htmlExternal Link