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VBS.Corica@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 26, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:50:28 AM
Also Known As:
VBS/Corica-A [Sophos], VBS/Corica@MM [McAfee], VBS_CORICA.A [Trend], VBS.Corica [CA]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Corica@mm is an email worm that sends itself to all contacts in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book. This worm also makes several modifications to the system registry and to Active Desktop to display its messages on the Active Desktop and when attempting to edit VBS scripts.

The email will arrive with an attachment named Microsoft.vbs. The subject of the message will be either "Hi" or "Hola."

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 27, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 27, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 2, 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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Brett Johnson

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