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W32.Beagle.DS@mm

Risk Level 2: Low

Discovered:
February 15, 2006
Updated:
February 13, 2007 12:51:23 PM
Also Known As:
Win32/Bagle.DW [Computer Assoc, Email-Worm.Win32.Bagle.ae [Kas, W32/Bagle.du@MM [McAfee], W32/Bagle-{CO, CQ} [Sophos], WORM_BAGLE.EW [Trend Micro]
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

W32.Beagle.DS@mm is a mass-mailing worm that uses its own SMTP engine and file sharing networks to spread. It opens a back door on the compromised computer and attempts to lower security settings. The worm also tries to download and execute remote files.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 16, 2006
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 24, 2010 revision 007
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 16, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 24, 2010 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date February 22, 2006
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Moderate

Damage

  • Damage Level: Low

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: High
Note: On May 14, 2015, modifications will be made to the threat write-ups to streamline the content. The Threat Assessment section will no longer be published as this section is no longer relevant to today's threat landscape. The Risk Level will continue to be the main threat risk assessment indicator.
Writeup By: Hyun Choi

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