1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. VBS.VBSWG2.AA@mm

VBS.VBSWG2.AA@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 15, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:00:22 PM
Also Known As:
VBS.VBSWG2.Y@mm
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.VBSWG2.AA@mm is an encrypted VBScript worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all recipients in the Microsoft Outlook address book.
The worm also starts the default Web browser and opens a government Web site.

VBS.VBSWG2.AA@mm is an encrypted variant of VBS.VBSWG2, with a simple encryption loop. It was created with the VBSWG2 worm generator.

Note: Definitions dated before 17th of may 2001 will detect this worm as VBS.VBSWG2.Y@mm

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 15, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 15, 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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Atli Gudmundsson

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report
Symantec DeepSight Screensaver