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VBS.Scafene@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
March 15, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:35:29 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Scafene@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses Microsoft Outlook to send itself to all email addresses in the Microsoft Outlook address book. It also attempts to spread itself through mIRC. The worm overwrites all .vbs and .vbe files with its code.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 16, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 16, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 16, 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: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Yana Liu

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