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VBS.Noped.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
May 22, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:46:40 AM
Type:
Worm

VBS.Noped.A@mm is an encrypted mass-mailing worm. It opens Notepad and displays a text file. It also changes the home page in Internet Explorer and searches all hard drives and mapped drives for specific .jpg or .jpeg file names. If found, the worm sends a message to one random recipient from a list of government agencies.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 23, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 23, 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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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