Threat Description

Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.kj

Details

Aliases:Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.kj, IM.Myspace04.AIM
Category: Malware
Type:
Platform: W32

Summary



This instant messaging worm spreads in AOL Instant Messaging (AIM) network. It was found in December 2005.



Removal


Automatic action

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

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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



It sends copies of itself to people in the buddy list as a link, pointing to a file called clarissa17.pif.

After that it replies to all messages from other users with a message saying either "lol that's cool" or "lol no its not its a virus".



Detection


Detection for this malware was published on December 5th, 2005 in the following F-Secure Anti-Virus updates:
Detection Type: PC
Database: 2005-12-05_03



Description Created: Mikko Hypponen, December 12th, 2005;


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