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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Bagz.H

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

It prevents access to websites belonging to several computer security companies. It also prevents certain applications from being run automatically when Windows is started.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 3, 2004
Detection updated on:Nov. 4, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Bagz.H is a worm that modifies the HOSTS file in order to prevent access to websites belonging to several computer security companies, among others. By doing this, Bagz.H does not allow to update antivirus programs.

Bagz.H also prevents certain security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, from being run automatically when Windows is started.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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