1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. VBS.Hard.A@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

May 12, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:53:49 AM
Also Known As:
VBS/Hard-A, VBS/Hard@mm

VBS.Hard.A@mm is a Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm that uses Microsoft Outlook Express. It arrives with an attachment named "www.symantec.com.vbs" and a subject line of "FW: Symantec Anti-Virus Warning". This email was not distributed by Symantec. If you receive this email, delete it immediately.

There are some additional precautions that you can take to prevent this type of threat:
  • If you are using Norton AntiVirus 2001, a free program update 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 May 12, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 12, 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: Raul Elnitiarta

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