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|Effects: ||It does not have destructive effects. |
|First detected on:||July 13, 2002|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 15, 2003|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Repair utility:||Panda QuickRemover|
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.
Frethem.A is easy to recognize at first sight, as it always arrives in an e-mail message whose characteristics are typically the following:
Re: Your password !