Threat Description

Backdoor:​Linux/Meche

Details

Aliases:Backdoor:​Linux/Meche
Category:Malware
Type:Backdoor, IRC-Worm
Platform:Linux

Summary



The Backdoor:Linux/Meche family covers a wide base of variants that are based on the EnergyMech IRC bot. The bot is widely used by miscreants to compromise Linux installations.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



This detection also covers the text resource files of the bot.If your scanner detects text files with this detection but does not for some reason detect anything else we recommend a full system inspection to locate the binary files also.The binary files can usually be located by inspecting the cron configuration files and the /etc/rc* and etc/init.d folders.






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