- September 13, 2002
- February 13, 2007 11:55:40 AM
Also Known As:
- VBS_NEDAL.A [Trend], VBS/Amalad.a [McAfee], VBS/Nedal-A [Sophos], VBS.VBSWG.AS [CA], VBS/Nedal [Panda], I-Worm.Melhack [AVP]
- Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
VBS.Melhack.B is an intended mass mailing worm that is written in Visual Basic. It copies itself as OsamaLaden.vbs into two locations.
The virus contains bugs that keep it from performing most of the intended actions. One such intended action is to send email messages to all contacts in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version September 16, 2002
Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
Initial Daily Certified version September 16, 2002
Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
Initial Weekly Certified release date September 18, 2002
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Writeup By: Douglas Knowles