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Mimail.Q

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mimail.Q
Technical name:W32/Mimail.Q.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:W32/Sysout.A.worm
Type:Worm
Effects:  It displays a form that attempts to trick the user into giving confidential information.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Jan. 26, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mimail.Q is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics.

Mimail.Q displays a form that passes itself off as a Microsoft form for renewing Windows licenses. It attempts to trick the user into giving confidential information, such as credit card number, personal identification number (PIN), etc. The collected information will then be sent to an e-mail address.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mimail.Q is easy to recognize, as it displays the following message on screen when it is run:

Mimail.Q also displays the following form on screen, in order to trick the user into giving confidential information: