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Risk Level 1: Very Low

August 1, 2001
February 13, 2007 11:46:37 AM
Also Known As:
Bloodhound VBS worm, VBS.Fool
Systems Affected:

VBS.Fool.gen@mm is a small Visual Basic Script (VBS) worm. It sends itself by email to all contacts in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book. The worm attaches itself as a file with the following extension:


It also creates copies of itself in the root of drive C, and in C:\Windows. This worm has no other payload, and it no longer runs after it mails itself out.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 1, 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 1, 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Jimmy Shah

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