1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. VBS.Downloader.Trojan


Risk Level 1: Very Low

October 21, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:12:27 PM
Trojan Horse
Systems Affected:

VBS.Downloader.Trojan is a Trojan Horse that downloads malicious files from Web sites and executes them on the local system.

VBS.Downloader.Trojan is written using the Visual Basic Scripting language (VBS). For VBS scripts to execute, Windows Scripting Host (WSH) is required. WSH is installed by default on most Windows systems. However, it is possible to disable the WSH. Read the instructions on disabling the WSH.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 21, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 20, 2018 revision 064
  • Initial Daily Certified version October 21, 2003 revision 002
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 20, 2018 revision 037
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date October 23, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Neal Hindocha

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