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W32.Beagle.BA@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
January 27, 2005
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:32:34 PM
Also Known As:
Win32.Bagle.AV [Computer Assoc, Bagle.BA [F-Secure], Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle.ba [Kas, W32/Bagle.bl@MM [McAfee], W32/Bagle-BK [Sophos], WORM_BAGLE.BA [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Beagle.BA@mm is a mass-mailing worm that also spreads to file sharing networks. The worm opens a back door on the compromised computer and attempts to lower security settings. The worm may also download and execute remote files.

W32.Beagle.BA@mm is a repacked variant of W32.Beagle.AZ@mm.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version January 27, 2005
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 20, 2008 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version January 27, 2005
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 20, 2008 revision 016
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date January 27, 2005
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.

Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Medium
  • Number of Infections: 50 - 999
  • Number of Sites: More than 10
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Writeup By: Paul Mangan

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