First

Classification

Malware

Worm

VBS

First, VBSV, WSV, Windows Scripting Virus, WSH, FWSV, Rabbit

Summary

VBS/First is the first virus to use Windows Scripting Host. This is a macro-like technique for Windows 98 and NT 5.0.

Windows Scripting Host macros come in files with VBS and JS extensions. You do not need any MS Office application or Internet Explorer in order to execute these macros - just double-clicking is enough to run them.

When VBS/First is executed, it will locate and infect other VBS macro files.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Suspect a file is incorrectly detected (a False Positive)?

A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:

  • Check for the latest database updates

    First check if your F-Secure security program is using the latest detection database updates, then try scanning the file again.

  • Submit a sample

    After checking, if you still believe the file is incorrectly detected, you can submit a sample of it for re-analysis.

    NOTE If the file was moved to quarantine, you need to collect the file from quarantine before you can submit it.

  • Exclude a file from further scanning

    If you are certain that the file is safe and want to continue using it, you can exclude it from further scanning by the F-Secure security product.

    Note You need administrative rights to change the settings.

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User Guide

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Contact Support

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Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

Two variants of the VBS/First virus will try to connect to Code Breakers website on the 15th of the month.

The virus is also shows a messagebox like this:

VBSv v2.0
 by Lord Natas/CodeBreakers
 

The VBS/First.C variant (VBSV2.0) is able to infect both VBS and .JS files