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Frethem.J

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Frethem.J
Technical name:W32/Frethem.J
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It does not have destructive effects.

Affected platforms:

Windows 98/95

First detected on:July 13, 2002
Detection updated on:Dec. 15, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Repair utility:Panda QuickRemover
Family:FRETHEM

Brief Description 

    

Frethem.J is a worm that reaches computers inside two files called  DECRYPT-PASSWORD.EXE and PASSWORD.TXT.

It spreads via e-mail messages with the following subject: Re: Your password!.

It is easy to become infected by this virus, as the e-mail message attachment can be automatically run simply by viewing the message that contains it through Outlook's Preview Pane or on opening it.

Frethem.J does not cause any damage to the affected systems, as its only aim is to spread to other computers, without causing any destructive effects.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Frethem.A is easy to recognize at first sight, as it always arrives in an e-mail message whose characteristics are typically the following:

  • Subject:

    Re: Your password !

  • Message:

    ATTENTION!
    You can access
    very important
    information by
    this password
    DO NOT SAVE
    password to disk
    use your mind
    now press
    cancel

  • Attachment:

    DECRYPT-PASSWORD.EXE or PASSWORD.TXT