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W32.Frethem.N@mm

Discovered:
July 13, 2002
Updated:
February 13, 2007 11:39:45 AM
Also Known As:
W32.Frethem.J@mm
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows
CVE References:
CVE-2001-0154


NOTE: Definitions prior to July 17, 2002 will detect this threat as W32.Frethem.J@mm

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: Decrypt-password.exe
Password.txt

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Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 17, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 31, 2016 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 17, 2002
  • Latest Daily Certified version June 1, 2016 revision 005
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date July 17, 2002
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Peter Ferrie

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