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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
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: Maryl Magee

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