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VBS.Blank.Gen

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 25, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:22 AM
Type:
Trojan Horse

VBS.Blank.Gen is a Visual Basic Script Trojan horse that changes the current Internet Explorer home page to the \Windows\AboutBlank.htm file, which is created by the Trojan. This file contains a link to the original home page, and sends a message to a specific ICQ user through the ICQ Web pager.



This is the generic version of the VBS.Blank.A Trojan.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 25, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 25, 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: Low
Writeup By: Dave Adamczyk

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