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Risk Level 1: Very Low

April 23, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:00:34 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Alphae@mm is a worm that spreads by email, which has the following characteristics:

Subject: One Year Later>WTC
Body: World Trade Center>ScreenSaverMemoirs
Attachments: EuroAlph@.html.scr.vbs

VBS.Alphae@mm drops many malicious files and modifies a system's configuration. This worm also uses mIRC to gain unauthorized access to your computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 24, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 24, 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 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: 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: Scott Gettis

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