Threat Description

Flooder

Details

Aliases: Flooder, FlooderEmail-Flooder, SMS-Flooder, IM-Flooder
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



Flooder (generic description).

A flooder is a trojan that allows an attacker to send massive amount of data to a specific target. Usually flooders are used in IRC channels to jam communications as sending a massive amount of data to a channel or to a selected user disrupts normal communication. However, most of contemporary IRC clients and channel bots have flood detection algorithms and they stop flooding.

Most famous flooders: ICQBomber, KillZone, CriminalMSN, IRCKill.



Removal



Allow F-Secure Anti-Virus to disinfect the relevant files.

For more general information on disinfection, please see Removal Instructions.








Description Created: Alexey Podrezov, July 14th, 2003
Description Last Modified: Alexey Podrezov, May 24th, 2004


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