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W32.Mimail.F@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
November 4, 2003
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:13:19 PM
Also Known As:
I-Worm.Mimail.e [Kaspersky], W32/Mimail-E [Sophos], WORM_MIMAIL.E [Trend], Win32.Mimail.E [Computer Assoc, W32/Mimail.e@mm [McAfee], Mimail.E [F-Secure]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP


W32.Mimail.F@mm is a variant of W32.Mimail.C@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)

Note: Virus definitions dated prior to November 5, 2003 may detect this threat as W32.Mimail.D@mm.


Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version November 5, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version November 5, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date November 5, 2003
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 3 - 9
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High

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