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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Mimbot.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mimbot.A
Technical name:W32/Mimbot.A.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

Its main objective is to spread via MSN Messenger and affect as many computers as possible. Additionally, it attempts to connect to a certain website, possibly in order to download malware.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Oct. 1, 2007
Detection updated on:Oct. 1, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mimbot.A is a worm whose main objective is to spread and affect as many computers as possible. The means it uses to spread is the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

Additionally, it attempts to connect to a certain website, possibly in order to download files which can be of any nature, including malware.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mimbot.A is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a message that contains a file called PICTUREALBUM2007.ZIP, which is sent via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

The message can be one of the following:

  • In English
    Took some naked pictures off me :o wanna see :P ?
    check it out, i shaved my head :|
    Hey, see, i found this on facebook
    heey, is that you? lool :p
    Hi, we shaved my friends dog :o see
    Hey, check this out. Party pictures :p
  • In Spanish
    usted piensa de este cuadro?
    Consegu
    a nuevo cuadro de m
    la toma una mirada
    algunos cuadros de la semana pasada, consideran si usted tiene gusto en ellos.
    tiene usted visto este picure todav
    Haha, es que usted?
    Debo utilizar este cuadro en msn?
    usted piensa en esto?
  • In French
    que pensez-vous
    ce picure ? je me sens que je semble laid :/
    Voici un nouveau pic de moi
    Quelques images de la semaine derni
    re, voient si vous les aimez
    Avez-vous vu ce picure encore ?
    Haha, est-vous ce sur cette image ?
    Si j'emploient cette image sur le msn ?
    Que pensez-vous
    mon image ?
    hahahahha
  • In German
    Was denken Sie an diese?
    was denken Sie an dieses picure? ich glaube, da
    ich h
    lich schaue :/
    sind hier eine neue Abbildung von mir
    einige Abbildungen von der letzten Woche, sehen, wenn Sie sie m
    Haha, diese sind Sie auf dieser Abbildung?
    sollte ich diese Abbildung auf msn benutzen?
    Was denken Sie an dieses?
  • In Dutch
    Wat denkt u aan dit picure? ik vind ik lelijk kijk
    Een paar beelden van vorige week, zien of houdt u hier van em nieuwe pic van me. :)
    Hebt u dit picure nog gezien?:p
    Hebt u dit picure nog gezien? :p
    Haha, bent u dat op dat beeld? :)
    Zou ik dit beeld op msn moeten gebruiken?
    Wat denkt u over dit?