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VBS.Beast.B

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 7, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:48:26 AM
Type:
Virus

This is a encrypted Visual Basic script. If executed, it appends its code to all .vbs files found on the current drive. It creates the file W95inf32.vbs in the \Windows\System folder. The registry is modified to execute this file when the computer starts. This script does not contain a means by which it can transmit itself.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 7, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 7, 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: Low
Writeup By: Brian Ewell

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