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VBS.VBSWG2.X@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 8, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:55 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.VBSWG2.D@mm, VBS.HomePage, I-Worm.Homepage, VBSWG.X, VBSWG.X@MM, VBS/VBSWG-X, VBS_HomePage.A
Type:
Worm

Due to a reduced number of submissions, SARC has downgraded VBS.VBSWG2.X@mm from a level 3 to a level 2 as of Apr 4, 2002.

VBS.VBSWG2.X@mm is an encrypted VBScript worm that sends itself to all recipients in an infected user's Microsoft Outlook address book. It also has a payload that opens a Web site that contains pornographic contents.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 8, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 8, 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: Medium
  • Threat Containment: Moderate
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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