Panda issues red alert for Bagle worm

By : |October 29, 2004 0



NEW DELHI: Panda Software has declared a red virus alert against the Bagle.BC worm as a preventive measure, so that all users can protect themselves against these worms and prevent their computers from being infected.

In addition to this worm, PandaLabs has detected the appearance of the two new variants, BD and BE, of the same worm. As with Bagle.BC, Panda Software clients that have already installed the new TruPrevent Technologies have preventive protection against these worms, as they were able to detect and block these new variants of the Bagle worm without needing to be able to identify them first.

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Panda Software has made the corresponding updates available to its clients to detect and disinfect these new worms. It has also made its free PQRemove utility available to all users to effectively detect and eliminate Bagle.BC. Users can download this utility from the following address http://www.pandasoftware.com/download/utilities/.
The new variants detected are very similar to Bagle.BC, a worm that spreads via email, networks and P2P applications like KaZaA. However, they do have some difference, such as the number of files they generate on the computers they infect. The three new Bagle worms share the fact that they have been designed to end the processes belonging to antivirus and security applications running in memory. To prevent incidents involving the new variants of Bagle, Panda Software advises users to take precautions and to keep their antivirus software updated.

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