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BEAGLE.AO WORM SPREADS IN THE WILD

Virus Name  : W32.Beagle.AO@mm

Alias             : I-Worm.Bagle.aq, W32/Bagle.AQ@MM , Bagle.AQ, W32/Bagle-AQ,  WORM_BAGLE.AC, I-Worm/Bagle.Gen

Virus type    : Internet Worm

Threat level : Medium

Virus details :

                     Beagle.AO is a mass mailing worm, uses e-mail addresses collected from the infected system to distribute infected messages. Beagle worm arrives as an e-mail attachment. The infected mail subject will be empty.

Message text
Price
new price

Attachments
08_price.zip
price.zip
price2.zip
price_new.zip
price_08.zip
newprice.zip
new_price.zip
or
new__price.zip

                    The infected zip file contains two files namely price.exe and price.html. Price.exe is a downloader component and it will try to download Beagle.AO worm from predefined website links. The downloader component creates the following registry entries

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
"win_upd.exe"= %SYSTEM%\WINdirect.exe
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
"win_upd.exe"= %SYSTEM%\WINdirect.exe

                     When the downloaded worm file is executed it copies itself to Windows system folder as "Windll.exe" in the background.

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

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
"erthgdr"= %SYSTEM%\Windll.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.AO 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 message body and attachment names are randomly choosen by the worm from the above list.

                    Bagle.AO worm uses its own SMTP engine to send infected messages. The worm tries to terminate security programs in the infected system. Bagle.AO contains backdoor abilities and it opens TCP port 80. It allows hackers to upload files in the infected computer.

                    Bagle.AO searches C to Z drives and copies itself to folders containing the string "share" or "sharing". This string search allows the worm to spread using file sharing networks like KaZaA and imesh. The worm uses following files names from the list

Microsoft Office 2003 Crack, Working!.exe
Microsoft Office XP working Crack, Keygen.exe
Microsoft Windows XP, WinXP Crack, working Keygen.exe
Porno Screensaver.scr Porno, sex, oral, anal cool, awesome!!.exe
Porno pics arhive, xxx.exe Serials.txt.exe
Windown Longhorn Beta Leak.exe Windows Sourcecode update.doc.exe
XXX hardcore images.exe
Opera 8 New!.exe
WinAmp 5 Pro Keygen Crack Update.exe
WinAmp 6 New!.exe
Matrix 3 Revolution English Subtitles.exe
Adobe Photoshop 9 full.exe
Ahead Nero 7.exe
ACDSee 9.exe

How can I protect my system?

                   Solo has incorporated W32.Beagle.AO@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?

                   If you are already infected with this Worm, 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.AO@mm aka W32/Bagle.AQ@mm worm safely.

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