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VBS.MXBot@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 8, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:52:45 AM
Type:
Worm

VBS.MXBot@mm is a worm that emails itself to all addresses in the Microsoft Outlook address book.



VBS.MXBot@mm, like many other worms, is written in the Visual Basic Scripting language.
  • If you are using Norton AntiVirus 2001, a free program update is available that includes Script Blocking. Please run LiveUpdate to obtain this.
  • For other versions of Norton AntiVirus, SARC offers a tool to disable the Windows Scripting Host.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 9, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 9, 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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