VBS.Avm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 17, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:59:58 AM
Also Known As:
Bloodhound.File.String, VBS.Happy
Type:
Virus, Macro

VBS.Avm is a VBScript virus that attempts to copy itself to .vbs files on the infected computer. The virus also uses Microsoft Outlook to send email to an anonymous email address and to an antivirus researcher.



Edited for style. Change forward slashes to back slashes in the registry entry.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 21, 1999
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 21, 1999
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Eric Chien

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