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W32.Mimail.E@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
November 2, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:13:14 PM
Also Known As:
WORM_MIMAIL.F [Trend], Win32.Mimail.G [Computer Assoc, Mimail.G [F-Secure], W32/Mimail-F [Sophos]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


W32.Mimail.E@mm is a variant of W32.Mimail.D@mm that spreads by email. It is packed with UPX.

The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: don't be late! [random string of letters]
Attachment: readnow.zip (contains readnow.doc.scr)





November 3, 2003: Updated alias information.
  • November 2, 2003: Added link to removal tool.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 3, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 3, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 5, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Robert X Wang

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