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VBS.Alphae.B@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
April 24, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:08:45 PM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Alphae.a.b [Kaspersky], VBS/Surf-A [Sophos]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP

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

Subject: YOUR ACCOUNT IS A NIGHTMARE ? <Name>
Body: We keep receiving complaints of blocked addresses that keep coming on and on... Have You Upgraded Your Browser ? Upgrade Now !!!
Attachments: Sys32.Dll.vbs

VBS.Alphae.B@mm modifies the system's configuration and performs annoying actions.

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
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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