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  3. VBS.MetSex@mm


Risk Level 1: Very Low

March 3, 2003
February 13, 2007 11:43:42 AM
Systems Affected:

VBS.MetSex@mm is a mass-mailing worm that is written in the Visual Basic Scripting (VBS) language. When VBS.MetSex@mm is executed, it copies itself to several locations on your computer.

VBS.MetSex@mm infects all the .txt, .doc, .inf, .bak, .htm, and .html files in all the local and network drives.

VBS.MetSex@mm mails itself to all the contacts in all the Microsoft Outlook Address Books. The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: <contact name>. HAVING TROUBLE WITH YOUR WINDOWS® ?

Attachment: NTHelp.vbs

  • The <contact name> is the name of the contact, who is the recipient of the message, from the Microsoft Outlook Address Book.
  • Virus Definitions dated prior to March 4, 2003 may detect this threat as Bloodhound.VBS.Worm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 4, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 4, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 5, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Jason Pan

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