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VBS.Futonik.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 3, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:53:49 AM
Type:
Worm

VBS.Futonik.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 .vbs, .vbe, .js, .txt, .bmp, .htm, .html, .gif, .jpg, and .htt. The contents of most of these files are replaced with the source code of the worm, destroying the original contents.

NOTE: Due to a bug in the virus code, in some cases files with the extensions .hta, .htt, .htm, .html, or .asp will be infected by the worm, instead of being overwritten. If this happens, the viral code will execute prior to executing the original file.

VBS.Futonik.A@mm also infects the Microsoft Word global template, Normal.dot.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 3, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 3, 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: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Difficult

Damage

  • Damage Level: High

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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