Threat Description



Aliases: VBS, Type_VBS_Infector
Category: Malware
Type: Other
Platform: VBS


The file appears to be suspicious, is potentially undesirable, or may be structured in a way or has characteristics that resembles known malware. This may indicate the presence of a malware infection, or that the suspect file is malicious.


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.

Technical Details

The term 'VBS' is used as a platform identifier to indicate programs written in Visual Basic Script, a popular programming language.

For more information about Visual Basic Script, see Terminology: Visual Basic Script.

For representative examples of malware written in VBS, see:


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