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:
: Re: Your password!
: Your password placed in password.txt yourpassword.exe
Virus definitions dated prior to July 17, 2002 detect this as W32.Frethem.B@mm.
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