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VBS.Sling

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
December 20, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:15:24 PM
Type:
Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Sling is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) virus that appends itself to the files with the extensions .vbe and .vbs.

The virus payload is activated on the 16th of June and July.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 20, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 20, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 20, 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: Low
Writeup By: John Canavan

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