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  3. W32.Frethem.I@mm


June 14, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:39:44 AM
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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!
Attachments: Your password placed in password.txt yourpassword.exe

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 16, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version July 16, 2002
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 16, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version July 16, 2002
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 16, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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