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Mimail.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mimail.C
Technical name:W32/Mimail.C.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32/Mimail.c@MM, I-Worm.WatchNet, W32/Bics@MM
Type:Worm
Effects:  It launches denial of service attacks against web servers.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 19, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Repair utility:Panda QuickRemover

Brief Description 

    

Mimail.C is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with a subject that contains the text Re[2]: our private photos and an attachment called PHOTOS.ZIP. The attached file contains a file with a double extension called PHOTOS.JPG.EXE.

Mimail.C launches DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against web servers.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mimail.C is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an e-mail message with a subject that contains the text Re[2]: our private photos and an attachment called PHOTOS.ZIP.