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VBS.Zizarn

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 24, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:00:30 PM
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Zizarn is a Trojan Horse that tries to delete every file on every drive of your computer, including the floppy disks and network drives. This Trojan does not spread by itself. However, a hacker or a program may send it as an email attachment.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 25, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 25, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 30, 2003
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Threat Assessment

Wild

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

Damage

  • Damage Level: High

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
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: Heather Shannon

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