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VBSWG.AC

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VBSWG.AC
Technical name:VBS/VBSWG.AC
Threat level:Low
Alias:Antistatic, VBS/Antistatic, VBS/VBSWG.AC@mm
Type:Virus
Effects:  It infects other computers through e-mail. Mass mailing of this worm can cause mail programs to collapse

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:May 31, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VBSWG

Brief Description 

    

VBSWG.AC is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message with the following subject Here you have, ;o), which includes an attached file called ALERT.VBS. 

VBSWG.AC is not considered a dangerous virus, as its main aim is to spread to other computers. Due to its mass mailing capacity, VBSWG.AC can cause mail programs to collapse.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received VBSWG.AC is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    Here you have, ;o)
  • Message:
    Hi:Check This!
  • Attachment:
    ALERT.VBS.

VBSWG.AC activates when the file attached to the message (ALERT.VBS) is run.