W32.Fragl


Aliases: FraggleRock Lite, FR Lite
Variants: N/A

Classification: Malware
Category: Computer Worm

Status: Inactive
Spreading: Slow
Geographical info: Some parts of Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa and Australia
Removal: Easy
Platform: W32
Discovered: 16 Jan 2002
Damage: Low

Characteristics: Last January 16, 2002, a worm called W32.Fragl was discovered. This worm is a Microsoft Outlook worm that steals password on accounts. Since it uses Microsoft Outlook, Windows Systems are merely affected.

More details about W32.Fragl

This worm does not infect files nor corrupt the computer’s system, but your most important information can be stolen and used by other person. Nevertheless, removing and disabling the worm to do damage, simply delete files detected as W32.Fragl. Also, the added valued in the system registry should be removed. If you are not sure on how to remove the worm, follow these manual removal steps. First, update the most recent virus definitions. Secondly, run a full system scan to delete infected files after restarting the computer in a safe mode. Then, open the Registry Editor by clicking Start and Run. Once the Run dialog displays on the screen, type regedit and click OK. Finally, navigate the particular key added to the system registry and delete the value. Exit from the Registry Editor and reboot the computer in a normal mode. As quickly as possible, change your username and password before the hacker modified your information.

The W32.Fragl program is commonly acquired by unsuspecting users as an application installed by other security threats. The installation code of the program is included on the installer components of other malware applications. The program runs automatically once the installation is completed. The application is configured to execute every time Windows boots up. The start-up configuration is set on the system’s registry to make sure that the W32.Fragl program together with its associated files run whenever Windows start.