1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. VBS.Tante.A@mm


September 30, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:08:17 PM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

VBS.Tante.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: RE: Importante
Attachments: .vbs

VBS.Tante.A@mm has an encrypted payload code. It also contains a decryption routine to execute itself on-the-fly.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 1, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 1, 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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