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Risk Level 1: Very Low

March 31, 2003
February 13, 2007 11:45:04 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Alcaul.o [KAV]
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

VBS.Alcaul.B@mm is a worm that sends itself to all the contacts in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book. The email that the worm sends has the following characteristics:

Subject: ***Wow Found Binladen****
Attachment: Random name with .vbs file extension

VBS.Alcaul.B@mm adds a macro to the Microsoft Word Normal template causing other Word documents to become infected.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version April 1, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version April 1, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date April 2, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Scott Gettis

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