Backdoor:W32/IRCBot.GNS is a backdoor trojan. Backdoors are programs that allow remote attackers access to the infected machine to compromise data and send additional commands.
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A False Positive is when a file is incorrectly detected as harmful, usually because its code or behavior resembles known harmful programs. A False Positive will usually be fixed in a subsequent database update without any action needed on your part. If you wish, you may also:
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Backdoor:W32/IRCBot.GNS can arrive on a system by being dropped via other malware.
When executed it will create a copy of itself in the following location:
Note: %windir% is the Windows directory, usually C:\Windows\
It creates a registry launchpoint to start itselt on system startup.
The malware will attempt to establish a connection to the following IRC Server and join the channel #pBot:
The presence of outbound network traffic to this address is a symptom of infection.
It creates this value:
It creates this file:
Actions that Backdoor:W32/IRCBot.GNS can be ordered to carry out include:
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