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VBS.Forgotten.A@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 13, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:46:41 AM
Type:
Worm

VBS.Forgotten.A@mm is a Visual Basic Script worm. Like many other worms, it uses Microsoft Outlook, mIRC, and Pirch to spread itself. The worm does not spread as an attachment within Outlook but as an HTML-formatted email that requires the user to enable ActiveX to run its code. Any .vbs and .vbe files are overwritten with a copy of the worm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 11, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 11, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • 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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Brian Ewell

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