What started as a dribble early on Monday became a fusillade of e-mail messages from countless senders, but all bearing Zip files containing the potentially malicious Bagle.AQmm (aka Bagle.AC) virus.
While still only a medium alert on most virus watch sites, the speed with which the virus has spread and the amount of spam mail it has created frightened users and prompted IT departments to send out e-mails warning users not to open to Zip files. Here are the details on how to recognize and combat this new threat.
Affects: Windows XP/2000/NT/9x/Me/2003 Server
How to remove it: At this writing, it is unconfirmed that all antivirus companies can detect and clean. McAfee VirusScan detected and cleaned on our test machine once it was infected, as did TrendMicro Housecall. Trend Micros online Housecall, or McAfees Stinger.
Click here to read the full story, including instructions for removing Bagle.AQ manually, at PCMag.com.