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VBS.Hard.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 12, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:53:49 AM
Also Known As:
VBS/Hard-A, VBS/Hard@mm
Type:
Worm

VBS.Hard.A@mm is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm that uses Microsoft Outlook Express. It arrives with an attachment named "www.symantec.com.vbs" and a subject line of "FW: Symantec Anti-Virus Warning". This email was not distributed by Symantec. If you receive this email, delete it immediately.



There are some additional precautions that you can take to prevent this type of threat:
  • If you are using Norton AntiVirus 2001, a free program update that includes Script Blocking is available.Please run LiveUpdate to obtain this.
  • For other versions of Norton AntiVirus, SARC offers a tool to disable the Windows Scripting Host.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 12, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 12, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • 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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Raul Elnitiarta

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