Love Bug


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.

Love Bug

A famous virus that arrived as an email attachment using the "double extension trick." The file name was "I LOVE YOU.TXT.vbs." The .vbs extension slipped by users who thought it was a safe text (.TXT) file. Victims using Microsoft Outlook spread the virus to everyone in their address book. In May 2000, the Love Bug replicated itself very quickly to countless users worldwide causing more than USD $6 billion dollars worth of damage. See double extension and virus.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
His biggest hit was The Love Bug - in which he played a struggling racing driver who finds a Volkswagen Beetle named Herbie that can talk and has other human traits.
TIP You can pack your love bugs into boxes or cellophane bags to give as gifts for Valentine's Day.
Thus one man's experience expands to a world-changing effort as Jack assembles a team to go out in the world and provide Love Bug bites to any who wish revelation.
Hopefully the Love Bug message book at the customer service desk will fill up with lots of love notes so none of our single shoppers are left on the shelf this Valentine's Day.
romance in a Stone bath ballistic, Tisty Tosty bomb and Love Bug Sparkle Bar.
There was an ill-advised attempt at reviving the format in the 1997 movie The Love Bug, starring John Hannah.
That groovy VW love bug is on the road again, and this time around the track he's chauffeuring Lindsay Lohan, who plays the Beetle's new owner Maggie Peyton.
In our discussions of how to frame the story, we called it Herbie the Communication Bug instead of Herbie the Love Bug.
The Love Bug virus that struck four years ago, for example, infected nearly 4 million computers and cost $15 billion to clean up.
The MyDoom virus caused an estimated $4 billion in damage last January, but the Love Bug still holds the record at $8.
No es lo que parece (It's Not What it Seems) is, in fact, a three-hour commercial for Chevrolet's Mervia, yet entertaining in the vein of the improbable 1969 Disney hit The Love Bug which featured Herbie, a Volkswagen Bug.
It has spawned many imitators--over eighty with almost identical code, plus countless more designed on similar principles--but as an ode to our turn-of-the-century digital alienation, the Love Bug stands unparalleled.