Virus Profile: W32/Bagle!pwdzip

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Virus Profile information details
Risk Assessment: Home Low | Corporate Low
Date Discovered: 7/19/2004
Date Added: 4/26/2004
Origin: Unknown
Length: Varies
Type: Virus
Subtype: Win32
DAT Required: 4336
Removal Instructions


This is a virus detection. Viruses are programs that self-replicate recursively, meaning that infected systems spread the virus to other systems, which then propagate the virus further. While many viruses contain a destructive payload, it's quite common for viruses to do nothing more than spread from one system to another.

Indication of Infection

ZIP files sent by Bagle are benign, unless the file within is extracted and executed.

Methods of Infection

Password-protected zip files sent out by Bagle require users to retrieve a password from an email message, and use the password to access a viral file inside a zip archive.



Virus Characteristics

This is a generic detection covering password protected zip files sent out by various Bagle virus variants, such as W32/Bagle.h@MM

All Users:
Use current engine and DAT files for detection. Delete any file which contains this detection.

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