IRCBot.VY

Classification

Malware

Backdoor

W32

IRCBot.VY

Summary

IRCBot represents a large family of backdoors - remote access tools. These tools allow for the control of a victims' computers from a remote location by sending specific commands via IRC channels. These backdoors can also steal data and spread to computers vulnerable to exploits.

Removal

Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.

Find out more

Knowledge Base

Find the latest advice in our Community Knowledge Base.

User Guide

See the user guide for your product on the Help Center.

Contact Support

Chat with or call an expert for help.

Submit a sample

Submit a file or URL for further analysis.

Technical Details

Upon execution, it creates a copy of itself in the Windows folder and runs from this location:

  • %windir%\system32\wgareg.exe

IRCBot.VY installs itself as a service to ensure that it will run at system startup. The following IRC server and ports are used by the backdoor:

  • 213.230.31.106:36895

A hacker can send commands to the bots on the IRC channel to control the infected computers. Several tasks can be performed, including the following:

  • Scan and spread to computers vulnerable to MS06-040
  • Download and execute additional components
  • Send messages using an IM client

Date Created: -

Date Last Modified: -