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VBS.VBSWG.gen

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 12, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:54:27 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.Satanik.Child, Cindy12yrold.vbs, VBS/VBSWG.V, VBS.Cindy.Worm, VBS/Grate-B
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


VBS.VBSWG.gen is a generic detection for worms created using the worm generator VBSWG (VBS Worm Generator). A recent worm created by this generator is VBS.SST@mm (AnnaKournikova.jpg.vbs). There are currently nine known different versions of VBSWG. Norton Antivirus can detect any worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to propagate itself that can be produced by any of the nine generators. The virus writer that wrote the generators also wrote an encryption program for VBS worms. Norton Antivirus will detect any VBS worm encrypted with this program as VBS.VBSWG.gen.

NOTE: Many of the generated worms will be detected as Bloodhound.VBS.worm



At the time of writing, the argentinian virus writer has removed all generators from his own homepage.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 12, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 12, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 20, 2011 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 12, 2001
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: More than 1000
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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