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Virus Encyclopedia

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Bacter

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bacter
Technical name:W32/Bacter
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It does not have any destructive effects. Its main aim is to spread and infect other computers.

First detected on:July 8, 2002
Detection updated on:July 8, 2002
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bacter is a worm that does not have any destructive effects, whose main aim is to infect other computers.

When Bacter has infected a computer, it sends itself out to all the addresses in the Contact List in MSN Messenger.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bacter is easy to identify because it displays the following installation window:

Then, it runs a puzzle type game.