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Risk Level 1: Very Low

March 13, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:51:21 AM
Worm, Virus

SARC has become aware of a new worm script generation kit. VBS.Vbswg2.gen is a generic detection for worms created using the worm generator Vbswg 2 (VBS Worm Generator 2). As of this time, SARC has not received any samples of worms generated by this kit.

The retail version of Norton AntiVirus 2001 running on a Windows 9X system will already catch worms generated by this program through a feature called script blocking. In order to activate this feature, users running retail NAV 2001 must manually run LiveUpdate to download the latest definitions. This is done by opening up the NAV console and clicking on LiveUpdate.

NOTE: Some of the generated worms will be detected as Bloodhound.VBS.worm

Norton AntiVirus will also detect the current executable version of this worm generator as VBS.Vbswg2.gen.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 14, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 14, 2001
  • 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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