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VBS.Pinprick@mm

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 17, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:02:40 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Pinprick@mm is a mass-mailing worm that infects the .htm and .vbs files. This worm requires a MAPI-compliant email client, such as Microsoft Outlook, to propogate. The email will have a variable subject name and an attachment named Winhtm32.html.

Virus definitions dated prior to June 18, 2003 will detect this threat as Bloodhound.VBS.Worm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 18, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 18, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 18, 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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Atli Gudmundsson

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