Threat Description

Simpsalapim

Details

Aliases: Simpsalapim, ANANAS, SCRIPT.INI, IRC-Virus, Acoragil, Sleeper, mIRC-virus
Category: Other
Type: Other
Platform: N/A

Summary



There are no viruses known by this name. However, in fall 1997 several worms spreading in IRC (internet relay chat) were found.

All of these worms needed the users to be running a specific Windows-based client called mIRC with specific settings turned off. This is not a widespread problem and only affects a subset of IRC users. Non-IRC users are not affected at all.



Removal



Automatic Disinfection

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

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



Technical Details



For more information, see http://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/mirc/si.html or http://bugbust.bot-shells.com/

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