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Risk Level 2: Low

June 7, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:59:00 AM
Systems Affected:
CVE References:

This worm is a variant of W32.Frethem.B@mm. It uses its own SMTP engine to send itself to email addresses that it finds in the Microsoft Windows Address Book and in .dbx files. The email message arrives with the following characteristics:
Subject: Re: Your password!
You can access very important information by this password
DO NOT SAVE password to disk
use your mind
now press cancel
Attachments: Decrypt-password.exe

Removal tool
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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version June 8, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version June 8, 2002
  • Initial Daily Certified version June 8, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 8, 2002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date June 8, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Gor Nazaryan

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