- June 6, 2000
- October 11, 2001 10:01:58 PM
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
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