VIRUS ADVISORY: W32/[email protected]!M681 – Medium Risk
DAT Required: DAT 4629
Learn more about W32/[email protected]!M681 here:
FreeScan checks for W32/[email protected]!M681
What is it?
A variant of W32/[email protected], W32/[email protected]!M681 is another
mass-mailing worm hiding inside a spam email attachment.
When run, the virus displays a fake error message, infects
the host computer then sends itself to stolen email
addresses. Note: VirusScan users with the latest DAT file
are protected from this threat.
What should I look for?
SUBJECT: Examples: Registration Confirmation; Paris Hilton &
Nicole Richie; hi, ive a new mail address
BODY: Example: hey its me, my old address dont work at time.
i dont know why?! in the last days ive got some mails.
i’ think thaz your mails but im not sure!
How do I know if I’ve been infected?
Fake error message (“Error in packed Header”) displayed.
Outgoing messages as noted above. Note: Receiving an email
alert stating that the virus came from your email address is
not necessarily an indication you are infected. Mass-mailing
viruses often forge (or “spoof”) the from address.
What can I do?
Besides keeping your anti-virus protection current,
fortify your PC security by installing McAfee Personal
Firewall Plus — recommended against threats like
W32/[email protected]!M681 that need Internet access to spread.