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VBS.AVFake

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 20, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:40:54 AM
Also Known As:
Trojan.VBS.Carewmr [AVP]
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.AVFake is written in Visual Basic Script and attempts to delete registry values for several antivirus and firewall products.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 21, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 21, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 23, 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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Maryl Magee

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