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VBS.Reality.D

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 25, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:53:05 AM
Also Known As:
VBS/Reality [McAfee], VBS.SVBSVC-Based [AVP]
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Reality.D is a virus that attempts to prepend itself to the .html, .htt, .asp, .hta, .htm, and .htx files on an infected computer. This script virus also disables security settings for Microsoft Word 2000.


Note: Virus definitions dated prior to February 12, 2004 detect this threat as HTML.Reality.D.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 26, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 26, 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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Maryl Magee

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