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VBS.Loveletter.AS

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
June 6, 2000
Updated:
October 11, 2001 10:01:58 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
The VBS.Loveletter.AS variant is a mass-mailing worm first reported on June 6, 2000.

Like the original VBS.LoveLetter.A, this variant spreads through Microsoft Outlook and replaces file contents with infectious copies of itself.

The variant triggers on September 17 of any year, executing the email payload and displaying a greeting message.

The worm also attempts to download and install files from three specfic websites. These have since been disabled.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 16, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 16, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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