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:

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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