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W32.Mimail.P@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
January 7, 2004
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:15:51 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Mimail.p@MM [McAfee], Win32.Mimail.P [Computer Assoc, WORM_MIMAIL.P [Trend], W32/Mimail-N [Sophos], I-Worm.Mimail.p [Kaspersky]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP

W32.Mimail.P@mm is a mass mailing worm where the email has the following characteristics:

Subject: GREAT NEW YEAR OFFER FROM PAYPAL.COM!
Attachment: pp-app.zip
Sender: Paypal.com <donotreply@paypal.com>

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 8, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 28, 2010 revision 054
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 8, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 28, 2010 revision 036
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 14, 2004
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: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Yuhui Huang

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