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Risk Level 2: Low

March 23, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:59:04 AM

VBS.Angel@mm is a worm written in the Visual Basic scripting language. However, this worm also includes a 1122-byte variant of W95.CIH. When the worm is executed, it emails everyone in the Microsoft Outlook address book. It also creates and executes a file containing the virus W95.CIH. This variant of W95.CIH contains the payload that will damage the CMOS.

NOTE: Definitions prior to the March 23, 2001, detect the worm as VBS.Rewind.A@mm, and the W95.CIH variant is detected as Bloodhound.W32.EP.

There are several comments inside the worm that points to show that the country of origin for the worm is Brazil.

Precautions that you can take
VBS.Angel@mm, like many other worms, is written in the Visual Basic Scripting language.
  • If you are using Norton AntiVirus 2001, a free program update is available that includes Script Blocking is available.Please run LiveUpdate to obtain this.
  • For other versions of Norton AntiVirus, SARC offers a tool to disable the Windows Scripting Host.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 23, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 23, 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: Neal Hindocha

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