Threat Description

Backdoor: Linux/Meche

Details

Category: Malware
Type: Backdoor, IRC-Worm
Platform: Linux
Aliases: Backdoor:Linux/Meche

Summary


The Backdoor:Linux/Meche family covers a wide base of variants that are based on the EnergyMech IRC bot. The bot is widely used by miscreants to compromise Linux installations.



Removal


Automatic action

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

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

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Technical Details


This detection also covers the text resource files of the bot.If your scanner detects text files with this detection but does not for some reason detect anything else we recommend a full system inspection to locate the binary files also.The binary files can usually be located by inspecting the cron configuration files and the /etc/rc* and etc/init.d folders.






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