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VBS.Allem@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 2, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:34:33 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Allem@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself to email addresses it finds in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book. It also spreads using MIRC, and copies itself as .VBS and .VBE files. VBS.Allem@mm is an encrypted VBScript worm that lowers security settings and deletes files.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 2, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 2, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 2, 2005
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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: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Medium
Writeup By: Maryl Magee

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