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  3. VBS.Monopoly


Risk Level 1: Very Low

February 13, 2007 11:51:43 AM
Also Known As:
Trojan Horse, Worm, Virus

VBS.Monopoly is an encrypted worm that works on Windows operating systems which support Visual Basic Script 4.0 and later. The worm uses Microsoft Outlook to send a copy of itself to all the recipients in the user's Outlook Address Book. The worm usually appears as MONOPOLY.VBS in the email.

NOTE: The definition set prior to August 9 detects this worm as VBS.Freelink.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 18, 2000
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 18, 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: Raul Elnitiarta

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