The Bugbear worm, also known by the names W32/Bugbear, Tanatos, is a mass
mailing worm that spreads by email and through Network file shares.
|What is the Bugbear Worm?|
Several things about this worm make it dangerous and/or unique:
|What is special about this worm?|
- It infects other systems through multiple channels (email and file shares)
- It includes a key-stroke logger that captures a user's passwords, credit
card numbers, etc.
- It installs a back-door on a user's system on TCP port 36794 allowing
remote access to the system.
- It actively every 30 seconds attempts to disable a variety of firewall
and IDS software components you may have running on your system.
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Symantec has created a removal tool
which will disable and remove the Virus from your system. However, you should
note that without closing the original hole used to infect your system
(usually through an email attachment) you are susceptible to re-infection.
|How Do I Stop It?|
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