Variants in the Worm:W32/Mimail family are worms that propagate in email messages. The worm code itself is hidden in infected EXE or ZIP attachments.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.
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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