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VBS.Loveletter.CV@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
October 16, 2001
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:37:28 AM
Type:
Worm

VBS.Loveletter.CV@mm is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm that sends email to all contacts that are in the Microsoft Outlook address book. It copies itself into the \Windows\System folder as Msword.vbs and Thwin.vbs, and deletes up to five files with one of the following extensions: .xls, .doc, .wav, .dwg, .mp3, .bak, .wav, .bmp, .htm, .hlp, .chm, .jpg, .gif, .scr, .ttf, .mid, .cdr, .mdb, .dbf, or .ico. It saves a list of the files that it deleted in the file \Windows\System\ListWin.txt. It also tries to copy itself as A:\Unsch.doc.vbs.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 16, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 16, 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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