1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. VBS.Loveletter.AS


Risk Level 2: Low

June 6, 2000
October 11, 2001 10:01:58 PM
Systems Affected:
The VBS.Loveletter.AS variant is a mass-mailing worm first reported on June 6, 2000.

Like the original VBS.LoveLetter.A, this variant spreads through Microsoft Outlook and replaces file contents with infectious copies of itself.

The variant triggers on September 17 of any year, executing the email payload and displaying a greeting message.

The worm also attempts to download and install files from three specfic websites. These have since been disabled.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 16, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 16, 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.

Search Threats

Search by name
Example: W32.Beagle.AG@mm
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
2016 Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 21
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube