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Bagle.GZ

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bagle.GZ
Technical name:W32/Bagle.GZ.worm
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Bagle.w
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It drops the Trojan Downloader.HRV, which accesses web pages in order to display advertisements. It spreads via email, in a message that refers to the Torino 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

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Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Feb. 14, 2006
Detection updated on:Feb. 15, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Bagle.GZ is a worm that drops the Trojan Downloader.HRV on the affected computer.

This Trojan accesses several web pages in order to display advertisements.

Bagle.GZ spreads via email, in a message with variable characteristics that always deals with the Winter Games celebrated in Torino in 2006.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bagle.GZ is easy to recognize:

  • When it reaches the computer, as it spreads via email in a message that offers free tickets to the Torino 2006 Winter Games, with any of the following subjects:
    FREE OLYMPIC TICKETS LOTTERY!.
    2006 Winter Games in Torino 2006.
    Torino Winter Games FREE Tickets.
  • Additionally, it displays the following message on screen when it is run: