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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bagle.Z

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bagle.Z
Technical name:W32/Bagle.Z.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It notifies its author that the computer has been affected. It ends the processes belonging to several antivirus update applications.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 24, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bagle.Z is a worm that attempts to connect to several webpages that host a PHP script. By doing this, Bagle.Z notifies its author that the computer has been affected. It also downloads a list of IP addresses from several PHP pages.

In addition, Bagle.Z ends the processes belonging to several antivirus update applications.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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