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VBS.MetSex@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 3, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:43:42 AM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.MetSex@mm is a mass-mailing worm that is written in the Visual Basic Scripting (VBS) language. When VBS.MetSex@mm is executed, it copies itself to several locations on your computer.

VBS.MetSex@mm infects all the .txt, .doc, .inf, .bak, .htm, and .html files in all the local and network drives.

VBS.MetSex@mm mails itself to all the contacts in all the Microsoft Outlook Address Books. The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: <contact name>. HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR WINDOWS® ?

Attachment: NTHelp.vbs

NOTES:
  • The <contact name> is the name of the contact, who is the recipient of the message, from the Microsoft Outlook Address Book.
  • Virus Definitions dated prior to March 4, 2003 may detect this threat as Bloodhound.VBS.Worm.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 4, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 4, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 5, 2003
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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Jason Pan

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