Threat Description

Spammer

Details

Aliases:Spammer, SPAM tool
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



A Spammer is a standalone utility that allows to send massive amounts unsolicited e-mails (SPAM) to different addresses. A Spammer usually fakes e-mail message headers and uses anonymous SMTP servers to send e-mails. These programs are not destructive. In several countries usage of such tools is illegal.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



There exist several anti-spammer tools that generate fake bounce e-mail messages. That tricks some automated spammer tools to exclude a 'bounced' e-mail address from their lists.Most famous anti-spammer tools: Toxic Waste Dump. Most famous spammer tools: ICQ-Spammer, AnonEBomber.





Description Created: Alexey Podrezov, July 14th, 2003
Description Last Modified: Alexey Podrezov, May 24th, 2004


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