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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bugbear.C

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bugbear.C
Technical name:W32/Bugbear.C.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:PWSteal.Hooker.Trojan, W32.Bugbear@mm
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It installs a keylogger type Trojan, steals information from the affected computer and sends it to its author. It also ends processes belonging to antivirus programs, firewalls and system monitoring tools, among others.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 20, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bugbear.C is a worm that spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics.

Bugbear.C installs a keylogger type Trojan, which logs keystrokes. By doing this, it steals information from the affected computer and sends it to its author.

In addition, it ends processes belonging to antivirus programs, firewalls and system monitoring tools, among others. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bugbear.C is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.