W32/Mimail.C@mm

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  1. Tinribs

    Tinribs Registered Member

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    This is a virus alert for W32/Mimail.C@mm, a new Mimail
    variant, first detected on 31 October 2003.

    This worm spreads by e-mail in a ZIP-archive that contains a
    file named photos.jpg.exe (some Windows users may see this
    file only as photos.jpg). The subject of these e-mails is
    "Re[2]: our private photos".

    Risk:
    Due to its distribution W32/Mimail.C@mm is estimated to be
    medium risk.
     
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  4. Peaches4U

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    Received two in today's mail - both had attachments. I did not open them as I was suspicious so went to Symantec, typed in the subject line and there it was described as the Mimail.C virus. :rolleyes: A friend of mine had her computer infected with this virus so that is probably how it made its way to me.... via her addy book. :(
     
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    Variant D
    http://securityresponse.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/w32.mimail.d@mm.html

    Variant E
    http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/w32mimaile.html

    Mcafee has issued a generic detection for Mimail in their 4301 DAT update.
    http://us.mcafee.com/virusInfo/default.asp?id=description&virus_k=100796
     
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