posted on Sep, 24 2003 @ 06:43 AM
If this is old news then, it was still worth doing, as not everyone would know!
W32.Swen.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine to spread itself. It attempts to spread through file-sharing networks such as KazaA
and IRC, and attempts to kill antivirus and personal firewall programs running on a computer.
The worm can arrive as an email attachment. The subject, body and from: address of the email may vary. some example's claim to be patches for
Microsoft Internet Explorer, or delivery failure notice's from qmail.
W32.Swen.A@mm is similar to W32.Gibe.B@mm in function, and is writtern in C++.
This worm expolits a vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express in an attempt to exacute itself when you open or even preview the message.
Information and a patch for the vulnerability can be found at: www.microsoft.com...
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