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.
Configure Windows for maximum protection
- 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.
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
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