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VBS.Sorpe.B@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
December 14, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:31:00 PM
Also Known As:
Trojan.VBS.Spore.a [Kaspersky], VBS/Sorpe@MM [McAfee]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Sorpe.B@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to the email addresses gathered from the files on an infected computer. The worm also disables various system utilities including the Registry Editor and Microsoft Notepad.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 14, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 14, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 14, 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: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Kevin Ha

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