Bagle virus takes aim at Microsoft

Monday, 1 November 2004, 11:11 AM EST

While only 120 computers in Australia were hit on the weekend by the latest variant of the Bagle virus (W32/Bagle-AU-Sophos), antivirus providers are warning that it is particularly nasty.

It has been designed specifically to override security controls in Windows XP SP2, disabling the client firewall and connection-sharing to make it the first variant targeting the SP2 patch for networked computers.

By Michael Crawford at Computerworld.

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