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Risk Level 1: Very Low

May 17, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:18:19 PM
Also Known As:
IRC-Worm.Apulia.d [Kaspersky], VBS/Generic@MM [McAfee], VBS/MMW.gen [Frisk], VBS_GENERIC.001 [Trend], VBS/Apulia.D [GeCAD]
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Apulia.G@mm is a nondestructive mass-mailing VBScript worm. It spreads using Microsoft Outlook by sending itself as an attachment to emails. The name of the attachment varies but will most likely have a .vbs file extension.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 17, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 17, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 19, 2004
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Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: High
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Hiroshi Shinotsuka

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