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VBS.Neiber.A@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 7, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:53:24 AM
Also Known As:
VBA_NEIBER.A [Trend]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Neiber.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to all addresses in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book.

The subject of the email is: Attention virus
There is no attachment. The worm is contained within the HTML body of the email message.

The worm overwrites all .vbs, and .vbe files with itself and attempts to crash the computer by continuously opening instances of Notepad.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 8, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 8, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 14, 2002
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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Douglas Knowles

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