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  3. VBS.Bentex.A@mm


September 29, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:08:13 PM
Systems Affected:

VBS.Bentex.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that sends itself as an attachment to all the email addresses in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book.

The email message will have the following characteristics:

Subject: Your FBI Records
Attachments: <script name>.vbs

The worm attempts to copy itself to the local host.

The worm displays an input box for a password, and then executes the rest of its code only when "texg" is entered.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version September 30, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version September 30, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 1, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Kevin Ha

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