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VBS.Alcaul.Gen

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 4, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:45:18 AM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


VBS.Alcaul.Gen is a worm that sends itself to all the contacts in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book. W32.Alcaul.Kit generates these VBS scripts.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 4, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 4, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 9, 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: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Scott Gettis

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