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Risk Level 2: Low

February 13, 2007 11:46:44 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.LoveLetter.Variant, I-Worm.LoveLetter, VBS/Loveletter@MM, VBS.Plan.D

VBS.LoveLetter.BJ is a variant of the VBS.LoveLetter worm. Definitions dated prior to February 26, 2001 detect the worm as VBS.Plan.D or VBS.LoveLetter.Variant. The worm uses Microsoft Outlook to infect other systems. The payload overwrites files based on their extensions.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 10, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 10, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Medium


  • 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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