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VBS.Pet_Tick.N

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
June 18, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:02:43 PM
Also Known As:
VBS.Dilna-B, VBS.Dilan
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Pet_Tick.N is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) virus that infects HTML files. It creates the file, %Windir%\mylover.exe, and then modifies the registry so that this file executes upon start up. This file is detected as W95.Pet_Tick.gen.

VBS.Pet_Tick.N appends itself to any HTML files in the \Windows, \My Documents, and \Internet Temporary Folder directories.

With default security settings in Internet Explorer, acknowledge a security warning dialog box before the virus executes.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 19, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 19, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 25, 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: Low
Writeup By: John Canavan

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