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VBS.Homemade@mm

VBS.Homemade@mm

Discovered:
10 April 2001
Updated:
13 February 2007
Also Known As:
Bloodhound.VBS.Worm

VBS.Homemade@mm is a worm written in the Visual Basic scripting language.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 10 April 2001
  • Latest Rapid Release version 28 September 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version 10 April 2001
  • Latest Daily Certified version 28 September 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date pending
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Like many other worms, VBS.Homemade@mm sends email to everyone in the Microsoft Outlook Address Book. After doing so, it adds a registry key so that the action is not performed more than once.

The worm spreads as:

Message: You have to see this its unbelible
Attachment: Movie.avi.pif

To remove this worm:
  1. Run LiveUpdate to make sure that you have the most recent virus definitions.
  2. Start Norton AntiVirus (NAV), and run a full system scan, making sure that NAV is set to scan all files.
  3. Delete any files detected as VBS.Homemade@mm.


Writeup By: Neal Hindocha