W32.Patoo@mm is a mass-mailing worm that attempts to use Microsoft Outlook to email itself to all the contacts in the Address Book.
The email has the following characteristics:
: Stop Messenger Popups
- While the attachment name is displayed as Stop Messenger Popups, the attachment is actually the original filename of the worm (most likely Msngrblock.exe). This is accomplished by modifying the label of the attachment to deceive the recipient.
- Virus definitions dated prior to September 15, 2003 may detect this threat as Bloodhound.W32.5.
W32.Patoo@mm is written in Microsoft Visual Basic.
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