Threat Description



Aliases: Email-Worm:W32/Mimail, Email-Worm:W32/Mimail
Category: Malware
Type: Email-Worm
Platform: W32


This type of worm is embedded in an e-mail attachment, and spreads using the infected computer's e-mailing networks.


Automatic action

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


Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for further assistance.

Technical Details

Variants in the Worm:W32/Mimail family are worms that propagate in e-mail messages. The worm code itself is hidden in infected EXE or ZIP attachments. Some Mimail variants include a payload, which may involve stealing credit card information or conducting Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks against pre-determined websites.For representative examples of Mimail variants, please see the descriptions below:


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