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VBS.Network.C

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 7, 2000
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:35:28 AM
Type:
Worm

This variant of VBS.Network places an illegally altered version of a legitimate program, distributed.net, on the computer.


There are other things that you can do to protect your system from this type of Trojan Horse.

Scripting Host precautions
VBS.Network.C, and others such as the Wscript.KakWorm, use the VBScript computer language to run.
  • If you are using Norton AntiVirus 2001, a free program update is available that includes Script Blocking is available.Please run LiveUpdate to obtain this.
  • For other versions of Norton AntiVirus, SARC offers a tool to disable the Windows Scripting Host.

Configure Windows for maximum protection
Because this virus spreads by using shared folders on networked computers, to ensure that the virus does not reinfect the computer after it has been removed, Symantec suggests sharing with read-only access or using password protection. For instructions on how to do this, see your Windows documentation or the document How to configure shared Windows folders for maximum network protection.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 7, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 7, 2000
  • 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: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Keith Smith

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