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VBS.LoveLetter.CD

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 7, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:57:43 AM
Also Known As:
CARTOLINA.A, VBS_LOVELETTER.CD, VBS/LOVELETTER.CD, VBS/JER
Type:
Worm

This worm spreads as an email attachment, CARTOLINA.VBS. If your computer is infected by this worm, it will use the Microsoft Outlook address book to propagate itself. It cannot propagate itself if Outlook is not installed on your computer.

It tries to send itself out each time that the attachment is executed. It also changes the default pages of Internet Explorer.

Norton AntiVirus currently detects this as VBS.LoveLetter.Variant.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 7, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2008 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 7, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 3, 2008 revision 037
  • 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: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: JP Duan

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