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VBS.Proud.A@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
August 20, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:03 AM
Type:
Worm

VBS.Proud.A@mm is a worm that creates hundreds of files that have the file extensions .doc, .xls, .ppt, and .jpg. It then opens a Web page that covers soccer, and sends email to all contacts in the Microsoft Outlook address book.



Jens Jeremies is a German football (soccer) player.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 20, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 20, 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
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Dave Adamczyk

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