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VBS.Gormlez@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
January 31, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:32:44 PM
Also Known As:
VBS.Gormlez.A [Computer Associ, Email-Worm.VBS.Gormlez.a [Kasp, VBS/Gomez@MM [McAfee], VBS/Gormlez-A [Sophos], VBS_GORMLEZ.A [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Gormlez@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends a copy of itself to all email addresses in the Windows Address Book and attempts to spread through file-sharing networks. The worm deletes files with a .dll, .vbs, .exe, or .wsh extension.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 31, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 12, 2008 revision 018
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 31, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 31, 2005
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: Difficult

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Rodney Andres

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