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VBS.DDV.B

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
August 8, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:05:00 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.DDV.B is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm that attempts to spread to all the contacts in the Microsoft Outlook address book.

The worm is similar to VBS.DDV, but makes additional destructive modifications to the registry.

NOTE: Virus definitions dated prior to August 8th may detect this worm as VBS.DDV.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 11, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2008 revision 035
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 11, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 3, 2008 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 11, 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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Heather Shannon

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