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  3. W32.Mimail.M@mm


Risk Level 2: Low

December 3, 2003
February 13, 2007 12:14:38 PM
Also Known As:
W32.Mimail.Gen, W32/Mimail.m@MM [McAfee], I-Worm.Mimail.m [Kaspersky], WORM_MIMAIL.M [Trend], W32/Mimail-M [Sophos], Win32.Mimail.M [Computer Assoc
Systems Affected:

W32.Mimail.M@mm is a variant of W32.Mimail.L@mm.

The email has the following characteristics:

Subject: Re[3]

Wendy.zip (Contains the file Wendy.exe)


Only_for_greg.zip (Contains the file For_greg.jpg.exe)

    • The Wendy.zip file is found only in copies of the worm that were part of the initial distribution of the worm by its creator. Once these initial copies are opened, if the Wendy.exe file is run, all the subsequent copies will have the file, Only_for_greg.zip, attached.
    • Virus definitions dated prior to December 3, 2003 may detect this as W32.Mimail.Gen.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version December 3, 2003
  • Latest Rapid Release version November 10, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version December 3, 2003
  • Latest Daily Certified version November 11, 2016 revision 003
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date December 3, 2003
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Kevin Ha

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