Published Mar 10, 2005|Updated Sep 15, 2017


Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: W32.Mimail (Symantec) W32/Mimail@MM (McAfee) WORM_MIMAIL (Trend Micro) W32/Mimail (Sophos)

Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
W32/Mimail is a family of mass-mailing and network worms. The variants target several versions of Microsoft Windows. Some Mimail variants spread through email attachments. Some target PCs that do not have Microsoft Security Bulletins MS02-015 and MS03-014 installed.  Some variants spread through peer-to-peer networks. Some variants gather and transmit user account numbers and passwords. Some variants launch denial of service (DoS) attacks against certain Web sites.


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