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BADTRANS.B WORM REPORTED HEAVILY

Virus Name  : W32.BadTrans.B@mm

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

Virus type    : Internet worm

Threat level : High

Virus details :

                     W32.BadTrans.B@mm is 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 http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/download/critical/Q290108/default.asp

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

                     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 W32.BadTrans.B@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.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 with this worm, download and install security patches from the link http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/download/critical/Q290108/default.asp 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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