Yet another Win32 worm is doing the rounds of email inboxes. Hundreds of users have so far received Bagle32, which was first reported by antivirus firms last night.
The worm carries an expiry date of 28 January and has been labelled a moderate threat by the security experts at Kaspersky labs.
The email, for some reason also referred to as BeagleW32 by some antivirus firms, is delivered from a random address, containing the subject header 'Hi'. Once opened users are greeted with the original message, 'Test', followed by a series of random letters.
If installed, the worm copies itself to the host PC's system directory where it deposits several files and Registry keys. It then searches remote websites and emails itself to any contacts whose details it can find on the computer.
Advice from the experts is to update your PC's protection and refrain from opening any suspicious-looking emails.