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Process Name  : kernel32.exe

Process Path : %SYSTEM%\kernel32.exe [ C:\Windows\System32\kernel32.exe ]

Process type    : Internet Worm

Malware Name : W32.Bandtrans.B@mm

Alias             : I-Worm.BadTransII, W32/Badtrans-A, WORM_BADTRANS.B

Threat level : Low

Process Details :

                     Kernel32.exe is dropped by Badtrans.B worm. It is a modified variant of original BadTrans worm. This encrypted worm sends infected mails to e-mail address collected from web pages and Windows address book. It also drops Trojan.PSW.Hooker.b in the victims PC. The virus author can steal username and password details using this password stealer.

                     W32.BadTrans.B@mm arrives as an e-mail attachment. The attachments are embedded within the e-mail and it won't visible to the user. When the user views the attachment the embedded code is executed automatically and it drops the virus. Microsoft released security patches to close this security hole. If you haven't installed, you can get a copy at

The worm attachment name will be one of the following.


                     The worm also decrypts and drops KERNEL32.EXE and KDLL.DLL in the Windows system folder. The password stealer is activated on next startup by adding the registry.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated kernel32.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?

                   You can check the system manually. W32.BadTrans.B@mm worm creates the file "KERNEL32.EXE", "KDDLL.DLL" in the Windows system folder. The presence of these files ensures you are infected with this worm.

                   If you are already infected kernel32.exe process, download and install security patches from the link according to your Internet Explorer version.

                   Then run Solo Antivirus and choose delete option to remove worm components. Solo antivirus can detect and remove W32.BadTrans.B@mm safely. Use the following link to Download 30 day trial version of Solo antivirus to remove viruses from your computer.

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