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Frethem.K

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Frethem.K
Technical name:W32/Frethem.K
Threat level:Low
Alias:Frethem.L
Type:Worm
Effects:  It doesn’t have any destructive effects.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 9, 2002
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Repair utility: Panda QuickRemover
Family:FRETHEM

Brief Description 

    

Frethem.K is a worm that reaches computers via e-mail in the files DECRYPT-PASSWORD.EXE and PASSWORD.TXT attached to a message with the subject Re:Your password!.

It is easy to be infected by Frethem.K, as it activates when the message carrying the worm is viewed through Outlook Express' Preview Pane.

Frethem.K is not considered dangerous, as its only aim is to spread to other computers without carrying out any damaging actions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Frethem.K is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • 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
  • Attachments:One of the following:
    DECRYPT-PASSWORD.EXE
    PASSWORD.TXT