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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
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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