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|Alias:||Tanatos, I-Worm.Bugbear, Tanat, W32/Tanat, I-Worm.Tanatos,|
|Effects: ||It affects several antivirus programs and firewalls.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 30, 2002|
|Detection updated on:||June 16, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Bugbear is a worm that reaches computers in an e-mail message which is very difficult to recognize, as its subject, contents and the name of the attached file are made up randomly.
Bugbear affects several antivirus programs and firewalls in order to leave the computer defenseless against other viruses and attacks.
Bugbear reaches systems in a message with variable characteristics. However, the most recurrent features are the following:
Subject. To see the different subjects that Bugbear uses, click here.
Attachments. The name of the attached file, which is variable, can include any of the following words and a double extension: CARD, DATA, DOCS, IMAGE, IMAGES, MUSIC, NEWS, PHOTO, PICS, README, RESUME, SETUP, SONG, VIDEO.