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


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.








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


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