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    Worm/MiMail.A (Outlook 2002, SP-2)

    I just read about Worm/MiMail.A in the news (see http://www.vnunet.com/News/1142786 )and I'm completely confused.

    Does anyone know about this and what we should do about it. I checked the Microsoft support site and they didn't have anything.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Worm/MiMail.A (Outlook 2002, SP-2)

    Symantec has a cure and a link to more detailed information, which in turn includes a link to the MS fix <!mskb=330994>Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 330994<!/mskb>. It's unclear to me if this virus affects Outlook Express only, or both OLX and Outlook.
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    Re: Worm/MiMail.A (Outlook 2002, SP-2)

    If your virus protection updates itself automatically, you should be protected for e-mail attachments. Here's what I got from Trend Micro last week:
    <pre>-----Original Message-----
    From: Trend Micro Newsletters Editor [mailto:newsletters@trendmicro.rsc03.com]
    Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 11:56 AM
    To: <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0>
    Subject: Trend Micro Medium Risk Virus Alert - WORM_MIMAIL.A

    Dear Trend Micro Customer:

    TrendLabs HQ received numerous infection reports of a new malware
    spreading in the US which currently has an infection count of 11.
    This malware is detected as WORM_MIMAIL.A. As of 09:26 AM (US PT),
    Trend has declared a Yellow Alert to control the spread of this malware.

    This malware is an Internet worm that propagates via email using its own
    Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) engine.

    It arrives with the following details:
    Subject: your account %n%
    (Where %n% is a variable string.)
    Message Body:
    Hello there,I would like to inform you about
    important information regarding youremail address.
    This email address will be expiring.
    Please read attachment for details.

    Best regards,
    Administrator
    Attachment: "message.zip"

    TrendLabs HQ will be releasing the following EPS deliverables:
    - Official Pattern Release 597 > in 45 minutes
    - TMCM Outbreak Prevention Policy 38 > undergoing testing
    - Damage Cleanup Template 149 > in 1 hour

    Please inform us if there are any infection reports in your region.

    For more information on WORM_MIMAIL.A, please visit our Web site at:
    http://www.trendmicro.com/vinfo/virusencyc...e=WORM_MIMAIL.A</pre>

    From clicking through, it appears that you (everyone) would want the April patch. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Worm/MiMail.A (Outlook 2002, SP-2)

    Thank you all for your timely and sage feedback.

    It's reassuring to know where to turn for real help.

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