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VBS.Lanus.gen

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 7, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:36:38 AM
Type:
Virus

VBS.Lanus.gen is an encoded Visual Basic script (VBS) contained within a .htm or .html page. This script is viral, and when executed it infects .htm and .html files by appending itself to the end of the file. For the script to activate, you must have the Windows Scripting Host 5.1 or later installed and allow the ActiveX controls to run when the infected .htm or .html page is viewed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 7, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 7, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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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: Brian Ewell

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