Threat Description

Other: ​W32/VBS


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


The term 'VBS' is used in an F-Secure detection name as a platform identifier to indicate programs written in Visual Basic Script, a popular programming language.


Automatic action

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


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

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Technical Details

For representative examples of malware written in VBS, see:


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