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Bagle worm enhanced with rootkit

by Nikola Strahija on March 30th, 2006 F-Secure has warned of Bagle.GE, new Bagle worm variant, which now includes rootkit features.

Bagle.GE loads a kernel-mode driver to hide the processes and registry keys of itself and other Bagle-related malware from security scanners. The rootkit successfully hides processes, files and directories, registry keys and values and contains code that will prevent certain security related processes and kernel-mode modules from running, according to F-Secure.

It also contains commands to disable security software and delete security-related files whenever they are opened.

Other security companies also report new Bagle-rootkit variants, and other viruses enhanced with rootkits, such as Gurong.A (Mydoom variant).

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