An e-mail virus that exploits the World Trade Center tragedy, disguising itself as a call for peace, circulated Monday on the Internet.

Distribution of the new virus was low, said researchers who warned, however, that it could spread quickly because of its emotionally charged subject.

The e-mail contains the attachment ``WTC.exe'' and a subject line that reads ``Peace between America and Islam.''

The text of the message reads in part, ``Let's Vote To Live in Peace.''