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