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Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 24, 2009
August 24, 2009 1:26:17 PM
Infection Length:
152,018 Bytes (minimum)
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
VBS.Runauto.G is a worm that spreads through removable drives and network shares. The worm also opens a back door on the compromised computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 24, 2009 revision 008
  • Latest Rapid Release version February 19, 2013 revision 016
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 26, 2009 revision 004
  • Latest Daily Certified version January 3, 2011 revision 033
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 26, 2009
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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: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low
  • Payload: Opens a back door on the compromised computer.
  • Compromises Security Settings: Prevents access to some security related programs.


  • Distribution Level: Medium
  • Shared Drives: Spreads through removable drives and network shares.
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: Karthik Selvaraj

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