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VBSWG.X

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:VBSWG.X
Technical name:VBSWG.X
Threat level:Low
Alias:VBS/Homepage, VBS/VBSWG.X-mm, VBS/VBSWG.X, SST, Homepage, VBS_Homepage.A, VBS.VBSWG2.X@MM, VBS.VBSGW2D@MM, I-Worm/Homepage, VBSWG.X@MM, VBS/Homepage.A
Type:Virus
Effects:  It modifies the Internet Explorer home page and the Windows Registry.

Affected platforms:

MS-DOS

Detection updated on:Oct. 2, 2001
StatisticsNo
Family:VBSWG

Brief Description 

    

VBSWG.X is a worm that arrives in an e-mail message that pretends to contain a web page in HTML format.

It is easy to recognize, as it spreads very rapidly via an e-mail message with the subject Homepage, and an attachment called HOMEPAGE.HTML.VBS.

VBSWG.X is considered a moderate threat, as its main objective consists of changing the home page in Internet Explorer and modifying the Windows Registry.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

  • Subject:
    Homepage
  • Message:
    Hi!
    You've got to see this page! It's really cool ;O)
  • Attachment:
    HOMEPAGE.HTML.VBS