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  3. VBS.Lanus.gen


Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 7, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:36:38 AM

VBS.Lanus.gen is an encoded Visual Basic script (VBS) contained within a .htm or .html page. This script is viral, and when executed it infects .htm and .html files by appending itself to the end of the file. For the script to activate, you must have the Windows Scripting Host 5.1 or later installed and allow the ActiveX controls to run when the infected .htm or .html page is viewed.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 7, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 7, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
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Writeup By: Brian Ewell

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