1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. VBS.Pando.A


Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 8, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:54:25 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.Pando, VBS/Pando

VBS.Pando.A is an overwriting Visual Basic script (VBS) virus. It searches for .vbs files in the current folder (the location of the viral script), the parent folder of the current folder, and the \Windows folder; it then copies itself over these files. The script also creates the file Startup.lnk in the StartUp folder. This shortcut ensures that the viral script is executed every time that Windows starts.

If the current minute is :09 when the script is executed, a message will appear.

Antivirus Protection Dates

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