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Risk Level 1: Very Low

April 25, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:56:36 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.Ketip.A@mm, VBS.Ketip.B@mm

VBS.Pet_Tick.A@mm is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm. It arrives as an HTML email message. Like many other worms, it uses Microsoft Outlook and IRC clients to spread. The script attempts to send information that is stolen from infected computers to some email addresses.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 25, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 25, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Medium


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Kaoru Hayashi

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