1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. VBS.Godzilla.A@m


Risk Level 1: Very Low

November 5, 2000
February 13, 2007 11:47:47 AM
Also Known As:

VBS.Godzilla.A@m is very similar to WScript.KakWorm. This worm spreads using Microsoft Outlook Express. It attaches itself to all outgoing messages using the Signature feature of Outlook Express and Internet Explorer newsgroup reader.

The worm utilizes a known Microsoft Outlook Express security hole so that the viral files Update.hta and Sign.html are created on the system without having to run any attachment. Simply reading the received email message causes the virus to be placed on the system.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 6, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 6, 2000
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Brian Ewell

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