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BADTRANS WORM SPREADS IN THE WILD

Virus Name  : W32.Bandtrans.A@mm

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

Virus type    : Internet worm

Threat level : Low

Virus details :

                     W32.Bandtrans.A@mm is an encrypted worm spreads via MAPI function of Microsoft Outlook and it also drops Trojan.PSW.Hooker.b in the victims PC. The virus author can steal username and password details using the password stealer.

                     W32.Bandtrans.A@mm arrives as an e-mail attachment, when the infected e-mail attachment is executed, it will display the following message box and copies itself to the file INETD.EXE in the windows folder.

                     The worm also decrypts and drops KERN32.EXE and HKSDLL.DLL in the Windows system folder. It adds "RUN=INETD.EXE" entry in WIN.INI file to load on the next startup. The password stealer is activated on next startup by adding the following key in the registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\
RunOnce\kernel32=kern32.exe

                     On the next startup, it attempts to mail all unread messages in the Microsoft Outlook folders. The worm attachment name will be one of the following.

fun.pif
Card.pif
YOU_are_FAT!.TXT.pif
images.pif
Humor.TXT.pif
hamster.ZIP.scr
New_Napster_Site.DOC.scr
news_doc.scr
Me_nude.AVI.pif
Pics.ZIP.scr
README.TXT.pif
SETUP.pif
searchURL.scr
docs.scr
s3msong.MP3.pif
Sorry_about_yesterday.DOC.pif

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated W32.Bandtrans.A@mm 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.Bandtrans.A@mm worm creates the file "INETD.EXE" in the Windows folder and "KERN32.EXE", "HKSDLL.DLL" in the Windows system folder. The presence of these files ensures you are infected with this worm.

                   If you are already infected with this worm, you can remove it from your computer using Solo Antivirus software. Solo antivirus can detect and remove W32.BadTrans.A@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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