Threat Description



Category: Malware
Type: Email-Worm
Platform: W32
Aliases: Mimail, WORM_MIMAIL, W32.MIMAIL, W32/Mimail@mm


Mimail is a family of simple mass-mailing worms which send various messages with infected EXE or ZIP attachments.

Some of the variants contain payloads such as stealing credit card information or Distributed Denial-of-Service attack against certain website.


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.

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

Contact Support

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Technical Details

Detailed descriptions of Mimail variants are available in separate documents:


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