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VBS.Vbswg2.Z@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 17, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:46:07 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.VBSWG-based [Kaspersky], VBS/SST@MM [McAfee], VBS.VBSWG.Z [Computer Associat, VBS_VBSWG.Z [Trend], VBS/VBSWG-Z [Sophos]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


VBS.VBSWG2.Z@mm is an encrypted VBScript worm that sends itself to all recipients in your Microsoft Outlook address book. It arrives as the attachment Mawanella.vbs.



If you are using Norton AntiVirus 2001, and have downloaded and enabled Script Blocking, you are protected from this and similar worms that rely on scripts to run.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 17, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 17, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 17, 2001
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Serghei Sevcenco

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