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VBS.Bootconf.B

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
February 10, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:17:15 PM
Type:
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Bootconf.B is a Trojan horse that modifies Internet Explorer settings, redirects Web sites such as Google, Yahoo and MSN to a different search page, and may pop up browser windows to a pornographic Web site.



VBS.Bootconf.B may be installed by another script, which downloads a page containing VBS.Bootconf.B, and saves it as a file named win.hta in the Fonts directory (e.g. %Windir%\Fonts). Symantec antivirus products detect the downloader page as Downloader.Trojan.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 11, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 11, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 11, 2004
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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low
Writeup By: Heather Shannon

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