- June 3, 2002
- February 13, 2007 11:39:08 AM
Also Known As:
- WORM_FRETHEM.A [Trend]
W32.Frethem.A@mm is an Internet worm which uses its own SMTP engine to spread. It obtains email addresses from the Microsoft Windows Address Book and from .dbx files. It retrieves the infected computer user's SMTP server information from the registry. It then sends itself to all the email addresses that it finds in a message with the following characteristics:
Subject: Re: Do your Windows looks like Windows XP? I have found very nice desktop themes!
Attachment: www.freedesktopthemes[plus a random number].[a random extension chosen from com, .exe, .bat, or .cmd]
The size of worm is about 31 KB. It is packed with both PE-Pack and UPX.
Antivirus Protection Dates
Initial Rapid Release version June 4, 2002
Latest Rapid Release version May 31, 2016 revision 036
Initial Daily Certified version June 4, 2002
Latest Daily Certified version June 1, 2016 revision 005
Initial Weekly Certified release date June 5, 2002
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Writeup By: Yana Liu