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|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|
|Effects: ||It modifies the Internet Explorer home page and the Windows Registry. |
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 2, 2001|
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.
A clear indication that you have received VBSWG.X is an e-mail message with the following characteristics: