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VBS.Gnutella

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:54:29 AM
Also Known As:
Gnutella.worm, VBS/GWV.a, VBS_GNUTELWORM, VBS.Gnut.A, VBS/Gnu
Type:
Worm

VBS.Gnutella only affects users of the Gnutella file sharing application. This worm spreads by making a copy of itself in the Gnutella program directory, then making that directory available for sharing files on the Gnutella network.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 30, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 30, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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