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Risk Level 1: Very Low

June 12, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:39:16 AM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Frethem.gen [AVP]
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Frethem.Gen@mm is a generic detection that detects variants of W32.Frethem.

NOTE: We suggest that you submit any files that are detected as W32.Frethem.Gen@mm to Symantec Security Response. For instructions on how to do this using Scan and Deliver, read the document How to submit a file to Symantec Secutiry Response using Scan and Deliver.

Removal tool
Symantec has provided a tool to remove infections of W32.Frethem@mm. Click here to obtain the tool. This is the easiest way to remove these threats and should be tried first.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 12, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2011 revision 052
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 12, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 4, 2011 revision 002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 12, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment


  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy


  • Damage Level: Low


  • Distribution Level: Low
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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