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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bagle.JQ

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bagle.JQ
Technical name:W32/Bagle.JQ.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It disables processes belonging to several security tools and has rootkit functionalities, which allow it to hide files, processes and Windows Registry entries. It spreads via email.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 22, 2006
Detection updated on:June 30, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Bagle.JQ is a worm that has rootkit functionalities, which allow it to hide files, processes and Windows Registry entries.

It attempts to disable processes belonging to several security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, among others.

Bagle.JQ spreads via email in a message with two files attached. One of them with a ZIP extension, and the other with a GIF extension.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bagle.JQ is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:

  • It reaches the computer in an email message with the following characteristics:
    - Message: it consists of one of the following texts and a password:
    I love you
    To the beloved

    - Attachments: it has two attached files, one with a ZIP extension and the other with a GIF extension.
  • When it is run, the following error image is displayed on the screen: