Threat description




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

Depending on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either automatically delete, quarantine or rename the suspect file, or ask you for a desired action.

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More information on the 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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