Threat Description

RC5

Details

Aliases: RC5, Distributed Net, RC5 Client
Category: Other
Type: Other
Platform: N/A

Summary


There is no virus by this name. Distributed.net is an organization that distributes a client that can be used to calculate huge calcutions when a large number of machines is running the client.

Some users have created trojan horses to drop this client to unsuspecting users, effectively using their machine for their own needs.

For more information, see:

https://www.distributed.net/trojans.html



Removal


Automatic action

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

More

Detailed instructions for F-Secure security products are available in the documentation found in the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

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



Technical Details


Earlier versions of F-Secure Anti-Virus detected Bymer worm as 'Worm.RC5'. The description of Bymer worm can be found on our virus information pages:

https://www.europe.f-secure.com/v-descs/bymer.shtml

The RC5 client's name dropped by Bymer worm is DNETC.EXE. In case you have Bymer worm infection, you have to delete both worm's file and RC5 client from your system. See Bymer worm description for more info.

[F-Secure Corp. Virus Research Team, 2000-2001]






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