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Risk Level 2: Low

July 16, 2002
February 13, 2007 11:46:43 AM
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows XP
CVE References:

W32.Frethem.O@mm is a worm, and 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, .wab, .mbx, .eml, and .mdb files. The email message arrives with the following characteristics:

Subject: Re: Your password!
Attachments: Decrypt-password.exe and Password.txt

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version July 16, 2002
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 31, 2016 revision 036
  • Initial Daily Certified version July 16, 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: Douglas Knowles

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