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  3. VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

June 6, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:46:36 AM
Also Known As:
VBS/VBSWG.aq@MM [McAfee], VBS_VBSWG.AQ [Trend], VBS/VBSWG-AQ [Sophos], VBSWG.AQ [F-Secure], VBS.VBSWG.AQ [CA], VBS/VBSWG.AQ@mm [Norman], Worm/Shakira [Vexira]
Systems Affected:

This threat was previously a zoo detection added on May 28, 2002. It was discovered in-the-wild on June 6, 2002.

VBS.VBSWG.AQ@mm is a VBScript threat that is designed to send itself as ShakiraPics.jpg.vbs to users of Microsoft Outlook or IRC. This threat also overwrites .vbs and .vbe files with its own code. The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: Shakira's Pictures
Hi :
i have sent the photos via attachment
have funn...
Attachment: ShakiraPics.jpg.vbs

NOTE: This threat was previously a zoo detection discovered in the wild on June 6, 2002.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version May 29, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version May 29, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date May 29, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Patrick Nolan

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