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Bagle.VD

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bagle.VD
Technical name:W32/Bagle.VD.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Effects:   It spreads and affects other computers. It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth. It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 6, 2009
Detection updated on:July 6, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bagle.VD is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it terminates processes belonging to security tools, such as antivirus programs and firewalls, leaving the computer defenseless against attacks from other malware; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.

 

It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:

  • It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.

 

Bagle.VD uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.

 

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