Thread: virusname@mm question?
January 7th, 2002, 11:49 AM #1
I've dealt with quite a few virii, but I've always been curious. Almost all of the new virii names have @mm at the end. What does this stand for? Thanks in advance,
January 7th, 2002, 12:27 PM #2
Signifies the virus or worm is a mailer. An example is Happy99 (W32.Ska), which only sends itself by email when you (the user) send mail.
Signifies the virus or worm is a mass-mailer. An example is Melissa, which sends messages to every email address in your mailbox.
Indicates that the detected file is a dropper for another threat.
Indicates a generic detection for threats that belong to a particular threat family based on viral characteristics.
Indicates a generic detection for threats that belong to a particular threat type based on viral characteristics.
Indicates an intended threat. Threats that are intended to spread, but don't due to bugs or errors in the viral code.
Indicates a worm, not a virus. Worms make copies of themselves that they send across a network or using email, or another transport mechanism
January 7th, 2002, 05:34 PM #3
Thanks DVNT1. That easily answered my question. I've always seen the @mm on a lot of virii but never knew exactly what it stood for. Thanks for clearing that up.
January 7th, 2002, 06:40 PM #4
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thanxs DVNT1 for the info i didn't know that either
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