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VBS.FreeNet.A@m

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 23, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:56:01 AM
Type:
Worm

This VBS worm spreads using mIRC by modifying the Script.ini file to send a .vbs file embedded in a Microsoft .shs file. It also appends itself to files with the extensions .txt, .html, .htm, .log, .asp, or .eml.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 23, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 23, 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: Douglas Knowles

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