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VBS.Scary.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:53:01 AM
Type:
Worm

VBS.Scary.A presents itself as a genie who will give the answer to the secret of life. Very soon after clicking through the first several message boxes it turns out to be a pest and a worm, e-mailing itself to all entries in the Outlook address book. The e-mail subject is "The Secret of Life" and the worm file is attached. To distract the user's attention, this worm heavily relies on human interaction, asking several questions.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 17, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 17, 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: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Andre Post

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