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Mimail.U

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mimail.U
Technical name:W32/Mimail.U.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It joins an IRC channel in order to receive remote control commands, opens a port and gathers e-mail addresses.

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Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 10, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Mimail.U is a worm that attempts to join an especific IRC channel in an IRC server and waits for remote control commands to carry out on the affected computer. It also opens the port 7814.

In addition, Mimail.U searches for e-mail addresses in all the files on the affected computer, and stores them in a file that is sent via e-mail to its author.

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Visible Symptoms 

    

Mimail.U is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.