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Process Name  : bbeagle.exe

Process Path : %System%\bbeagle.exe" [ C:\Windows\System32\bbeagle.exe ]

Process type    : Internet Worm

Malware Name :W32.Beagle.A@mm

Alias             : I-Worm/Bagle, W32/Bagle-A, W32/Bagle@mm, WORM_BAGLE.A 

Threat level : Low

Process Details :

                     Bbeagle.exe is dropped by beagle worm. It is a mass mailing worm, uses  e-mail addresses collected from .htm, .wab, .html, .txt files to distribute infected messages. Bagle worm arrives as an e-mail attachment. The infected attachment name is randomly chosen by the worm. 

The infected mail sample is given below.

From: <forged e-mail address>
Subject: Hi
Message Body:

Test =)
<random characters>
Test, yep.

                     When the worm file is executed, it executes standard Windows calculator program ( calc.exe ) and copies itself to Windows system folder as "bbeagle.exe" in the background.

                     W32.Beagle.A@mm modifies registry run section to load automatically on the next startup. The registry modification is given below.

"d3dupdate.exe"= C:\%SYSTEM%\bbeagle.exe 

[ By default, %SYSTEM% will be C:\Windows\System in case of Windows 95/98/ME, C:\Winnt\System32 in case of Windows NT/2000 and C:\Windows\System32 in case of Windows XP ]

The worm also creates following additional keys


                     Bagle worm uses its own SMTP engine to send infected messages. The worm also tries to access a PHP script from a static web site list given in the worm. At the time of writing, the script is not available for download. Bagle worm is detected on 18th January 2004.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated bbeagle.exe in its signature file to protect users from this worm attack. Solo antivirus registered users are already protected from this Worm. Make sure that you have installed registered version of Solo Antivirus to protect your system from all virus threats.

How to remove this Worm?

                   If you are already infected with bbeagle.exe process, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

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