W32/Bugbear.A@mm is a mass-mailing worm that arrives as an email attachment with a randomly generated name. The subject line and the message body of an infected email are also randomly chosen, making this worm potentially hard
to identity. The email message may contain an exploit that allows the attachment to run automatically when infected mail is viewed.
This worm is also variously known as: Tanatos, W32.Bugbear@mm, W32/Bugbear@MM, W32/Bugbear-A,
It was first discovered on September 30, 2002
The latest VPP definition files dated 30th September 2002 will detect and delete the worm. It will be detected as W32/Bugbear.A@mm. The keylogger component will be identified using the generic message that it is a security risk or a "backdoor" program.
Keywords:W32/Bugbear.A@mm Worm virus