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VBS.Pleh.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 27, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:54:07 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Pleh [Kaspersky], VBS_PLEH.A [Trend], VBS/Pleh [Sophos], VBS.Pleh [Computer Associates]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Pleh.A@mm sends itself to email addresses in the Microsoft Outlook address book. It overwrites files on local and remote drives, including files with the extensions .mp3, .pwd, .exe, .mp2, .doc, .avi, .mpeg, or .htm. The contents of these files are replaced with the source code of the worm, destroying the original contents.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 27, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 27, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 27, 2001
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: Difficult

Damage

  • Damage Level: High

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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