Return to index: [Subject] [Thread] [Date] [Author]

RE: off-subject: virus

[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Wscript.exe is teh Windows Scripting Host. It is a program designed to run _vbscript_, _javascript_ and Perl script files for automating the Windows desktop and other uses. It is what is used to interpret the script file found in the I Love You "virus". It is not a dangerous program, per se. The scripts that are interpreted by it may indeed be dangerous.
-----Original Message-----
From: vicpeng [mailto:vicpeng(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2000 2:05 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: off-subject: virus

I found a file "wscript.exe"  Is that related the worm?

Thor A Tandy P.Eng, MCSCE
Victoria BC
e-mail: vicpeng(--nospam--at)
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob Shaw
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2000 10:25 AM
Subject: RE: off-subject: virus

Virus is called WScript.KakWorm. I updated my files this morning from
Symantec. It located this virus and quarantined it. From what I hear, it's
spreading pretty fast.
Bob Shaw