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VBS.Lucky.B

VBS.Lucky.B

Discovered:
15 March 2002
Updated:
13 February 2007

VBS.Lucky.B is a very simple Visual Basic Script virus. When executed, this virus overwrites all files that are in the same folder as the virus. It does not overwrite files in subfolders.

The virus will, depending on a random algorithm, display the message:



It also creates the C:\Windows\Favorites\Shakira.url file as a shortcut to the Web site http:/ /www.microsoft.com. This file is then executed so that the page is displayed in your Web browser.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version 18 March 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version 28 September 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version 18 March 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version 28 September 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date 20 March 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Obtain the most recent virus definitions. There are two ways to do this:
    • Run LiveUpdate. LiveUpdate is the easiest way to obtain virus definitions. These virus definitions have undergone full quality assurance testing by Symantec Security Response and are posted to the LiveUpdate servers one time each week (usually Wednesdays) unless there is a major virus outbreak. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by LiveUpdate, look at the Virus Definitions (LiveUpdate) line at the top of this write-up.
    • Download the definitions using the Intelligent Updater. Intelligent Updater virus definitions have undergone full quality assurance testing by Symantec Security Response. They are posted on U.S. business days (Monday through Friday). They must be downloaded from the Symantec Security Response Web site and installed manually. To determine whether definitions for this threat are available by the Intelligent Updater, look at the Virus Definitions (Intelligent Updater) line at the top of this write-up.

      Intelligent Updater virus definitions are available here. For detailed instructions on how to download and install the Intelligent Updater virus definitions from the Symantec Security Response Web site, click here.
  1. Start Norton AntiVirus (NAV), and make sure that NAV is configured to scan all files. For instructions on how to do this, read the document How to configure Norton AntiVirus to scan all files.
  2. Run a full system scan.
  3. Delete all files that are detected as VBS.Lucky.B . Replace deleted files from a clean backup or reinstall them.


Writeup By: Yana Liu