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Process Name  : Sysxp.exe

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

Process type    : Internet Worm

Malware Name : W32.Beagle.AB@mm

Alias             : I-Worm.Bagle.AF, W32/Bagle.AF@MM , Bagle.AF, W32/Bagle-AF,  WORM_BAGLE.AF, I-Worm/Bagle.Gen

Threat level : Low

Process Details :

                     Sysxp.exe is the main component dropped by Bagle.AB. It is a mass mailing worm, uses  e-mail addresses collected from the infected system to distribute infected messages. Bagle worm arrives as an e-mail attachment. The infected attachment name is randomly chosen by the worm. This worm arrives as a password protected ZIP file.

                     Bagle.AB searches for e-mail addresses from .wab, .txt, .msg, .htm, .shtm, .stm, .xml, .dbx, .mbx, .mdx, .eml, .nch, .mmf, .ods, .cfg, .asp, .php, .pl, .wsh, .adb, .tbb, .sht, .xls, .oft, .uin, .cgi, .mht, .dhtm, and .jsp files. The infected mail subject, message body and attach names are randomly choosen by the worm.

                     When the worm file is executed it copies itself to Windows system folder as "sysxp.exe" in the background. It also drops sysxp.exeopen, sysxp.exeopenopen.

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

"key"= %SYSTEM%\sysxp.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 ]

                    Bagle.AB worm uses its own SMTP engine to send infected messages. The worm tries to terminate security programs in the infected system. Bagle.AB worm will not send infected mails to security related domains.

                    Bagle.AB contains backdoor abilities and it opens TCP port 1080. It allows hackers to upload files in the infected computer. This variant will not spread after 5th May 2006.

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated sysxp.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 sysxp.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. Solo antivirus can detect and eliminate W32.Beagle.AB@mm aka W32/Bagle.AF@mm worm safely.

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