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 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



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

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