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VBS.Erul.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
September 21, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:53:13 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.Alert.A@mm
Type:
Worm

VBS.Erul.A@mm is a simple Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm that sends email to all contacts that are in the Microsoft Outlook address book. It searches for all files that have the extension .vbs and overwrites them with itself. It also creates a copy of itself in the C:\Windows folder as Failure.dll.vbs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 21, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 21, 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: High
Writeup By: Dave Adamczyk

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