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|Alias:||VBS/VBSWG.Y-mm, VBSWG2.Y@MM, VBSWG.Y@MM|
|Effects: ||It modifies the Internet Explorer home page and the Windows Registry. |
|Detection updated on:||July 29, 2002|
VBSWG.Y 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.Y is considered a moderate threat, as its main objective consists of changing the home page in Internet Explorer and modifying the Windows Registry.
A clear indication that you have received VBSWG.Y is an e-mail message with the following characteristics: