Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B is a component of worms that may compromise peripheral devices and execute threatening code, with typical attacks including the circumvention of common security features or the installation of additional, specialized threats. Although Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B has no self-distributing functions of its own, Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B may be found in circumstances where other components of a worm may install Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B automatically. Malware experts rate Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B as a mid to high-level threat, depending on the presence of other hostile software, encourage isolating and removing Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B with anti-malware solutions.
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Despite being classified as a worm, Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B does not have any internal functions for infecting new PCs. Normally, this limitation is covered by other compromised files responsible for installing Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B. As a Visual Basic-based scripted threat, Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B's primary purpose is to execute threatening code that leads to the launch of additional threats that may compromise PCs through local networks or, in particular, install themselves onto removable hard drives (USB thumb drives, for example).
The majority of the PC security industry identified Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B as a significant threat in 2013, but malware researchers have seen recent attacks including its abuse in this year. As expected for threats of its type, the latest Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B incidents were multiple-threat scenarios involving threats that often was detectable, but not removable by inadequately-prepared security software.
Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B only has been confirmed for Windows machines, thus far, and there only are limited symptoms related to its presence. Be attentive to changes in peripheral devices or other symptoms that are common to worm-based infections, such as the presence of unusual files, changed file display settings or inexplicably reduced hard drive space.
Some of Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B's variants are able to download and install other software, with the inclusion of new malware being especially probable. As a result, the full extent of consequential damage from Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B infections aren't easily estimated but may relate to loss of PC security or loss of confidentiality of information stored therein.
Keeping Your Peripherals out of the Clutches of a Worm's Scripts
VBS/Safa.C.3, VBS:Downloader-IO, Worm:VBS/Jenxcus.AG and VBS/Autorun.worm.aapd all are aliases by which Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B is detectable, though a complete anti-malware scan also may reveal other threats, along with Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B. Windows versions ranging from XP up to Windows 7 are at risk of Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B attacks, although current rates of infection are, thankfully, meager.
However, malware researchers suggest the same protections versus Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B that are equally adept at dealing with most other threats related to worms. Use strong network security protocols, be strict about sharing removable hard drives and scan your PC with updated anti-malware solutions routinely. When used together, these defenses can catch Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B and related threats before they even have a chance to cause damage.
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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Worm.VBS.Dinihou.B may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.
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