Threat Description

Simpsalapim

Details

Category: Other
Type: Other
Platform: N/A
Aliases: Simpsalapim, ANANAS, SCRIPT.INI, IRC-Virus, Acoragil, Sleeper, mIRC-virus

Summary


There are no viruses known by this name. However, in fall 1997 several worms spreading in IRC (internet relay chat) were found.

All of these worms needed the users to be running a specific Windows-based client called mIRC with specific settings turned off. This is not a widespread problem and only affects a subset of IRC users. Non-IRC users are not affected at all.



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

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.



Technical Details


For more information, see https://www.irchelp.org/irchelp/mirc/si.html or https://bugbust.bot-shells.com/

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