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VBS.Pelic.Worm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 1, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:50:02 AM
Also Known As:
IRC.Worm.Generic
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Pelic.Worm spreads through mIRC and also the file-sharing network KaZaA. It tries to delete antivirus software on the infected computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 2, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 2, 2002
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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: Medium
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Maryl Magee

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