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Risk Level 2: Low

November 1, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:56:43 AM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Melhack.C@mm is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) mass mailer. It sends itself to email address that it finds in the Microsoft Outlook Inbox and Sent Mail folders. It then deletes email from those folders. The worm also attempts to overwrite some files that have specific extensions.

The email will have the following charactertistics:
Subject:  XXX Picture For You!
Attachment: XXX-GIRLS-FOR-YOU.jpg.vbs

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 4, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 4, 2002
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 4, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 4, 2002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 4, 2002
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: High
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: Gor Nazaryan

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