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Risk Level 2: Low

July 2, 1999
February 13, 2007 11:55:47 AM

VBS.Freelink is an encrypted worm that works under Windows 98, Windows 2000, and all the other Windows versions that support the VBScripting language. Once the worm is launched, it uses Microsoft Outlook to automatically send an email with an attachment of itself.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 8, 1999
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 8, 1999
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: More than 1000
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: High
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Moderate


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: High
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Abid Oonwala

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