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Bagle.BK

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bagle.BK
Technical name:W32/Bagle.BK.worm!CME-245
Threat level:Low
Alias:CME-245, Bagle.AX
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, which leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware. It spreads via e-mail and through P2P programs.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Jan. 26, 2005
Detection updated on:May 3, 2006
StatisticsNo
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Repair utility: Panda QuickRemover

Brief Description 

    

Bagle.BK is a worm that affects Windows XP/2000/NT computers only, and its expiration date is April 25, 2006. After this date, the worm will automatically stop its execution when it activates.

Bagle.BK ends processes belonging to antivirus programs and firewalls, among others. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of other malware.

It also deletes the entries in the Windows Registry belonging to several variants of the worm Netsky.

Bagle.BK spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics and through peer-to-peer (peer-to-peer) file sharing programs.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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