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VBS.Taber

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
September 24, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:07:55 PM
Also Known As:
Worm.P2P.Tabe.b[AVP]
Systems Affected:
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me

VBS.Taber is a worm that attempts to spread through the KaZaA file-sharing network as "Britney_and_Madonna_fucking.mov.vbs."

The worm attempts to delete C:\Windows\Explorer.exe and make some configuration changes to Internet Explorer by editing the registry keys.

The worm will only execute on Windows 95/98/Me systems.


NOTE: Virus definitions dated September 25th , 2003 or earlier may detect this threat as VBS.Annod.D.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 24, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 24, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date September 24, 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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