Vote is a e-mail worm on Microsoft Windows that uses the September 11 terrorist attacks as a ploy to get people to execute it. The worms are written in Visual Basic.

On execution, Vote will attempt to download a trojan onto the machine in addition to propagating itself. The worm also includes a number of dangerous routines.

Vote was first reported on the 24th of September, 2001 – 13 days after the WTC tragedy.


The worm uses standard Windows Mail API to access the user's address book. This affects users of MAPI compatible e-mail clients, mainly Microsoft Outlook.

The e-mails sent by the worm look like this:

From: name-of-the-infected-user
 To: random-name-from-address-book
 Subject: Fwd:Peace BeTween AmeriCa and IsLaM !
 iS iT waR Against AmeriCa Or IsLaM !?
 Let's Vote To Live in Peace!
 Attachment: WTC.exe