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VBS.Pando.A

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 8, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:54:25 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.Pando, VBS/Pando
Type:
Virus

VBS.Pando.A is an overwriting Visual Basic script (VBS) virus. It searches for .vbs files in the current folder (the location of the viral script), the parent folder of the current folder, and the \Windows folder; it then copies itself over these files. The script also creates the file Startup.lnk in the StartUp folder. This shortcut ensures that the viral script is executed every time that Windows starts.

If the current minute is :09 when the script is executed, a message will appear.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 8, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 8, 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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Brian Ewell

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