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MIMAIL WORM SPREADS IN THE WILD

Virus Name  : W32.Mimail.A@mm

Alias             : I-Worm/Mimail, W32/Mimail-A, W32/Mimail@mm, WORM_MIMAIL.A, TrojanDropper.JS.Mimail

Virus type    : Internet Worm

Threat level : Medium

Virus details :

                     Mimail is an e-mail worm, uses security hole in Internet explorer to infect target systems. It collects e-mail addresses stored in local hard disk to distribute infected messages. Mimail worm arrives as an e-mail attachment. The infected attachment name will be "Message.zip". The infected mail sample is given below.

From: admin@domain-name
Subject: your account <random characters>

Hello there,

I would like to inform you about important information regarding your
email address. This email address will be expiring.
Please read attachment for details.

---
Best regards, Administrator
<random characters>

                     When the worm file message.html stored in message.zip is executed, it copies itself to Temporary Internet Files folder as "Foo.exe" and runs it. Foo.exe drops videodrv.exe, tmp, zip.tmp, and eml.tmp in the infected system.

                     Mimail modifies registry run section to load automatically on the next startup. The registry modification is given below.

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
"VideoDriver"= C:\%Windows%\videodrv.exe 

                     Mimail worm uses a security vulnerablity in IE to infect. You can find more details about this vulnerability and security patch download details at http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-015.asp This worm is appeared on the beginning of August 2003.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated Mimail worm in its signature file to protect users from this Trojan attack. Solo antivirus registered users are already protected from this Worm. Make sure that you have installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect your system from all virus threats.

How to remove this Trojan?

                   If you are already infected with this Worm, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

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