Threat description


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


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.


Automatic action

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


More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.

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Technical Details

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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