Bagle Virus Alert - NO FIX YET W32.bagle@mm!zip

Discussion in 'Virus Information' started by XP User, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. XP User

    XP User Guest

    July 21, 2004

    Dear MSN:

    AOL is announcing an alert for subject virus
    for MS XP users. The "fix" describes getting
    latest XP patches.

    I had all of the critical fixes and security
    updates on Friday, July 16 and still got the virus on
    July 19th.

    Please look into this problem. The attackers are
    continuing to send the trojan.

    Best regards,
    XP User
     
    XP User, Jul 21, 2004
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  2. Hi - this isn't MSN. It's a public peer-support newsgroup, manned (and
    womanned?) by volunteers trying to help others.
    You need good antivirus software that can also scan mail (although I don't
    know that will help with AOL). Also need a firewall. Both of these are
    mandatory in today's world....
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jul 21, 2004
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  3. XP User

    zippy Guest

    Cumulative Patch for Internet Explorer (828750) Are you sure that this was
    the patch you applied *after* removing the virus? If you tried to install
    it while still infected, more than likely it did not take. I have already
    fixed 5 non-updated computers (not mine!!), updated their security patches
    and warned them about opening email from people they do not know (which is
    one way this virus spreads btw) even though it does not contain an
    attachment just an html code that will run invisibly. Do you use Kazaa or
    other music downloaders? They pass this on too. Have you blocked traffic on
    port 81? Or do you even have a firewall? Did you disable system restore
    *before* getting rid of the virus? If not, well, you got re-infected with
    files in sys restore. If there is no firewall running on your computer, you
    have no one but yourself to blame, with the way things are running rampid
    these days, you are playing russian roullete without a firewall.

    Out of all 5 of the computers I have fixed over the past two or three
    months, not one of them got reinfected. So yes, there is a fix.
     
    zippy, Jul 21, 2004
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  4. Well, I didn't do any of these things, as I'm not the original poster and
    don't have any of these problems. I think you meant to reply to him/her
    directly, no? :)
     
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Jul 21, 2004
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  5. XP User

    zippy Guest

    Ya, I meant to reply to the original sender as he was driving me nuts
    stating there was no fix, which there is if he/she knew what they were
    doing. But I have OE set to hide all read messages and I left then decided
    to reply and got too lazy to go thru the settings, sorry.

    "Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]"
     
    zippy, Jul 22, 2004
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  6. XP User

    LMNOP Guest

    I have this virus you were talking about should i use
    http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger/ to fix it, i have a fire
    wall winXP and norton w/ auto updates....still pops up, is
    turning off system restore the answer?
     
    LMNOP, Jul 22, 2004
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  7. XP User

    zippy Guest

    Yes, as with all viruses, before doing a scan you need to disable system
    restore, or else everything you do is for nothing.

     
    zippy, Jul 22, 2004
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  8. XP User

    Mike Bartoz Guest

    Try MKS_VIR2004
    http://www.stormbyte.com and download the trial ver.
     
    Mike Bartoz, Jul 22, 2004
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