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VBS.Catfish@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 6, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:53:41 AM
Type:
Worm

This is a Visual Basic Script worm. It arrives as Catfish.bat. This worm uses Microsoft Outlook, mIRC, and PIRCH to spread. Due to bugs in the code, this worm does not execute properly.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 6, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 6, 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: Low
Writeup By: Gor Nazaryan

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