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JS/VBSWG.Z

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:JS/VBSWG.Z
Technical name:JS/VBSWG.Z
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It does not spread automatically using its own means.
Detection updated on:Nov. 13, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

JS/VBSWG.Z is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

JS/VBSWG.Z does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

 

Visible Symptoms 

    
The worm opens the browser at one of the following pages chosen at random:


http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q187/7/96.ASP
http://www.vortexdata.com
http://www.vortex.com/
http://www.idgexecforums.com/vortex/
http://personal.vineyard.net/bond007/vortex/index.htm