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Risk Level 1: Very Low

January 20, 2005
February 13, 2007 12:32:11 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Swerun is a VBScript virus that attempts to overwrite all .vbs files on all drives with a copy of itself.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 21, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 12, 2008 revision 018
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 21, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 26, 2005
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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: Moderate


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
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: Rodney Andres

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