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Risk Level 2: Low

January 26, 2004
February 13, 2007 12:16:40 PM
Also Known As:
W32/Mimail.q@MM [McAfee], WORM_MIMAIL.Q [Trend], W32/Mimail-Q [Sophos]
Systems Affected:

W32.Mimail.Q@mm is polymorphic in nature and is similar to W32.Mimail.A@mm. The worm creates a polymorphically modified version of itself as Sys32.exe and a static version of itself as Outlook.exe, which Symantec previously detected as W32.Mimail.Gen.

The worm attempts to send itself by email to the email addresses found on the system. The message body and subject lines can vary.

The worm may also display a dialog box prompting you for your personal information to steal e-gold account information, and attempt to steal other system information.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 26, 2004
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 8, 2016 revision 023
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 26, 2004
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 9, 2016 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 26, 2004
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Writeup By: Atli Gudmundsson

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