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VBS.Merlin.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
June 18, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:47:40 AM
Also Known As:
Bloodhound.VBS.worm
Type:
Worm

This worm sends itself to all entries in your Microsoft Outlook Address Book. It also sets itself to run at startup. Its main payload creates 500 randomly named folders in the root of drive C. It places a text file in each of these folders. It also has date-triggered payloads.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 18, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 18, 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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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