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VBS.Melhack.C@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
November 1, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:56:43 AM
Type:
Worm
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
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: High
Writeup By: Gor Nazaryan

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