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VBS.Eyemagic@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 21, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:55:18 AM
Type:
Worm

VBS.Eyemagic@mm is a worm that attempts to spread using mIRC (a popular chat client) and Microsoft Outlook. The worm itself is detected as VBS.Eyemagic@mm, and the Script.ini file used to spread via IRC is detected as IRC.Eyemagic.

VBS.Eyemagic@mm is, like many other worms, written in the Visual Basic scripting language. Due to the fact that many worms are written in the Visual Basic scripting language, SARC offers a tool to disable the Windows Scripting Host.

NOTE: Definitions prior to February 21, 2001, will detect this worm as Bloodhound.VBS.Worm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 21, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 21, 2001
  • 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: Medium
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: Neal Hindocha

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