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VBS.Downloader.Trojan

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
October 21, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:12:27 PM
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Downloader.Trojan is a Trojan Horse that downloads malicious files from Web sites and executes them on the local system.



VBS.Downloader.Trojan is written using the Visual Basic Scripting language (VBS). For VBS scripts to execute, Windows Scripting Host (WSH) is required. WSH is installed by default on most Windows systems. However, it is possible to disable the WSH. Read the instructions on disabling the WSH.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 21, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version December 24, 2014 revision 009
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 21, 2003 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version December 24, 2014 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 23, 2003
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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: Neal Hindocha

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