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.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
More scanning & removal options
More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.
You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.
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: