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Bagle.pwdzip

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bagle.pwdzip
Technical name:W32/Bagle.pwdzip
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  It is a detection for files with a ZIP format and password-protected, generated by several variants of Bagle.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 3, 2004
Detection updated on:May 17, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

When several variants of Bagle, such as Bagle.F, Bagle.G, Bagle.H, Bagle.I, Bagle.N and Bagle.O, spread via e-mail, they can reach the computer in an attached file with a ZIP format and password-protected.

As these files are encrypted using that password, antivirus programs cannot analyze their contents in order to check that they are virus-free before they are decompressed. Therefore, when one of these files reaches the computer, the antivirus program is not able to warn the user that the file is infected. This could induce a false sense of security.

However, they can be detected before the user is tricked into opening them.

Panda products detect these files generated by the different variants of Bagle as W32/Bagle.pwdzip.