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VBS.Pocus

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 26, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:48:28 AM
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Pocus is a VB Script virus that infects .vbs files in the root of the C drive. It infects by prepending itself to .vbs files. Due to a bug in the virus, the infected .vbs files no longer work.

Antivirus Protection Dates

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

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