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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bagle.AV

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

It ends processes belonging to several antivirus update programs, among other applications, and it attempts to download a fake JPG file from several websites. It spreads via email.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Aug. 31, 2004
Detection updated on:Sept. 1, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Bagle.AV is a worm that ends processes belonging to several antivirus update programs, among other applications, and it attempts to download a fake JPG file from several websites every six hours.

Bagle.AV spreads via email, in a message that contains an attached file with a random name and a ZIP extension. This file contains an HTML file and a hidden EXE file, which is run when the user opens the HTML file.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bagle.AV is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in an email message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    foto
  • Message:
    foto
  • Attachments:
    FOTO.ZIP
    FOTO1.ZIP