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VBS.Funny.A

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
September 18, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:33:32 AM
Also Known As:
VBS/Funny
Type:
Worm

VBS.Funny.A is a worm that spreads using Microsoft Outlook. When executed, the worm opens your Web browser and attempts to connect to the following Web site:

http://www.makeyoulaugh.com

(Visiting this location does not damage your computer.) The worm then checks for the existence of a registry key used by the United Bank of Switzerland's PIN software. If the key exists, the worm creates an executable file. This file is a Trojan horse. It logs cached passwords and keyboard input. The Trojan horse is detected as Infostealer.

NOTE: This worm was previously detected as VBS.NewLove.A.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 18, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 18, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • 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: Medium

Distribution

  • 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: Neal Hindocha

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