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Risk Level 2: Low

July 30, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:58:26 AM
Also Known As:
Bloodhound.VBS.Worm, VBS.Potok.A [Computer Associat, VBS.Stream.A, VBS/Stream, VBS/Vdrive@MM, VBS/Potok@MM [McAfee], I-Worm.Potok [Kaspersky], VBS_POTOK.A [Trend], VBS/Potok-A [Sophos]
Systems Affected:

The VBS.Potok@mm worm is a simple Visual Basic script that exploits a little-known feature of Windows NT/2000 to spread. It sends itself to the first 50 recipients in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book. It attempts to add a new user to the infected computer and grant the user Administrator rights. The sample of this worm the Symantec AntiVirus Research Center (SARC) received has bugs that prevent it from operating correctly.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 30, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 30, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 30, 2001
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Jimmy Shah

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