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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bagz.E

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

It ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and security tools. It modifies the HOSTS file, so that certain websites cannot be accessed.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Oct. 20, 2004
Detection updated on:Oct. 20, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Bagz.E is a worm that ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and other security tools, among others. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.

Bagz.E also modifies the HOSTS file, so that several websites belonging to antivirus and security companies cannot be accessed.

Bagz.E spreads via e-mail, in a message with variable characteristics.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Bagz.E is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.