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VBS.Freelink

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
July 2, 1999
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:55:47 AM
Type:
Worm

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
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Abid Oonwala

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