Threat Database Worms Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B


By GoldSparrow in Worms

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 50 % (Medium)
Infected Computers: 59
First Seen: June 30, 2014
Last Seen: May 22, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B is a computer worm. Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B is a Visual Basic based threat infection that is designed to infect extractable memory devices in order to spread from one computer to another. Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B may infect a computer through manual execution of Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B's threatening executable file. Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B may also run through the use of tactics involving LNK files on affected drives. Once Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B runs, Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B may contact a third party server to download other threats or updates and instructions for itself from its controllers. Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B has several aliases, detected differently depending on your security software. The following are some other names for the Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B: VBS/Dinihou.B!worm and Worm.Win32.VBS.Dinihou.

What is the Distribution Method Used by Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B

Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B may spread through infected memory devices. In some cases, Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B may be distributed through attack websites that contain threatening scripts that allow Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B to enter a computer. As soon as Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B runs, Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B may create copies of itself in the startup folder, the temp folder and on any drives connected to the infected computer. Using port 2222, Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B connects to its URL to download additional threats and its own configuration settings.

The main way in which Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B will try to spread to other computers is by searching for USB flash drives, SD cards or even floppy disk drives connected to the infected computer. Whenever Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B finds a drive connected to the infected PC, Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B copies itself onto that drive, creating several LNK files which trigger the execution of Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B. The LNK files which Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B creates are designed to look like the actual files on the affected drive. This sneaky tactic involves hiding the original files and creating LNK duplicates of them that may cause Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B to run whenever the computer user tries to execute them.

The main goal of Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B is to create a backdoor on the infected computer. Using this backdoor, third parties may control the infected computer remotely, track on its contents or install other threats. To prevent this from happening, PC security experts vehemently suggest that computer users take urgent measures to remove Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B. A dedicated anti-malware application can make this removal much easier and also can protect their computers from threats such as Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B.


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