As a result of the newest Bagle variants (Bagle.AG and Bagle.AI), McAfee has released two new sets of virus definitions in the SAME DAY. That's something I've never seen before by McAfee, and possibly by any other company. Both new variants made it to "medium" threat ratings in short order and the updated definitions were warranted.
For all antivirus users, stay current.
Hope this helps.
Worm travels through shared file folders and e-mail attachments.
Paul Roberts, IDG News Service
Monday, July 19, 2004
Network administrators returning to work after the weekend can enjoy a fresh Bagle with their coffee--and no, it's not that kind of bagel. Antivirus companies are warning of another virulent new version of the Bagle e-mail worm, dubbed Bagle.AG.
The new Bagle version was first detected Saturday and is very similar to earlier versions of the worm, which spread through shared file folders and in e-mail messages carrying the worm file as an attachment, according to advisories from Sophos and McAfee. McAfee rated the virus a "medium" threat, citing reports from several customers.