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.


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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:


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

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