Threat Encyclopedia

Selected viruses, spyware, and other threats: sorted alphabetically

VBS/Beast.B

This is a script virus written in Visual Basic Script. Upon executing an infected file it attacks all files with extensions VBS and vbs on current disk. In the subdirectory, /SYSTEM in the directory with installed operating system WINDOWS, the virus makes a copy of itself under the name W95inf32.vbs. The virus ensures that it will be activated again by means of creating a key in the system registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Beast
The virus does not attack files with the last character "#". This character serves to mark files that have already been infected and should prevent them from multiple infections
On the 13th say in a month the virus displays the following message:

After displaying it the author intended to switch the computer off, but because of an error in the code it will cause an error message.

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