Threat Description

Backdoor:W32/IRCBot

Details

Aliases: Backdoor:W32/IRCBot, Win32.IRCBot, W32/IRCBot
Category: Malware
Type: Backdoor
Platform: W32

Summary


A remote administration utility which bypasses normal security mechanisms to secretly control a program, computer or network.



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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Technical Details


The detection name Backdoor:W32/IRCBot is used to identify a member of a large group of programs that install a backdoor on an infected machine.

The backdoor will then log onto Internet Relay Chat (IRC), the popular instant messaging (IM) system. It may then act as an IRCBot, a type of "bot" that an attacker can control from a modified IRC client.

IRCBots can be used for a variety of malicious actions, such as controlling backdoors or botnets. Backdoors allow a remote attacker to control an infected machine, while botnets can be used to harness a the collective resources of infected machines to perform more resource-intensive actions, such as sending out massive quantities of spam or launching major Denial of Service (DoS) attacks.

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