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VBS.Rahma.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 22, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:02 AM
Type:
Worm

VBS.Rahma.A is a mass-mailing worm. When executed, it mails itself to all entries in all Microsoft Outlook address books. The attachment to the email message is the Brahma.jpg.vbs file.

The worm also copies itself to all mounted drives, including hard disks, floppy disks, removable disks, and network volumes.

VBS.Rahma.A, like many other worms, is written in the Visual Basic Scripting language. Because many worms are written in the Visual Basic Scripting language, SARC offers a tool to disable the Windows Scripting Host.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 27, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 27, 2001
  • 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: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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