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VBS.Ptnet.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
April 10, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:49:52 AM
Type:
Worm

The VBS.Ptnet.A worm spreads by sending itself to all addresses in your Microsoft Outlook Address book. This worm also overwrites .vbs and .vbe files that are on all local or mapped network drives. It also spreads through mIRC.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 11, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 11, 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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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