1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. VBS.CandyLove


July 26, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:56:19 AM
Also Known As:
VBS.GaScript [AVP]
Trojan Horse, Virus
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

On February 14 of any year, VBS.CandyLove deletes all files from the Windows folder and executes 1001 copies of Notepad. It also copies itself to the A drive as six different file names all ending with the .vbs extension. This virus can slow down your system or cause it to stop responding.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 29, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 29, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 31, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Gor Nazaryan

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