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VBS.Vbswg.K

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 16, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:51:01 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.Vbswg.gen, I-Worm.Lee.o, VBS/SST@MM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Vbswg.K is created using a worm generator tool, and is detected as VBS.Vbswg.gen. This particular variant spreads by using Microsoft Outlook, mIRC and pirch, and it uses the file name "Neue Tarife.txt.vbs". The mIRC .ini script file is detected as VBS.Vbswg.K (mIRC) and the Pirch .ini script file is detected as VBS.Vbswg.K (pirch).

When spreading by email, this worm presents itself as a message from the German ISP t-online. The attachment is a price list.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 16, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 16, 2001
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 16, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version February 16, 2001
  • 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: Moderate
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • 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: Andre Post

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