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W32.IRCBot!gen3

Risk Level 1: Very Low

Discovered:
March 3, 2014
Updated:
March 13, 2014 11:23:08 PM
Type:
Worm
Systems Affected:
Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000
W32.IRCBot!gen3 is a heuristic detection that may include members of the W32.IRCBot threat family.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 3, 2014 revision 017
  • Latest Rapid Release version March 3, 2014 revision 017
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 3, 2014 revision 018
  • Latest Daily Certified version March 3, 2014 revision 018
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 5, 2014
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Threat Assessment

Wild

  • Wild Level: Low
  • Number of Infections: 0 - 49
  • Number of Sites: 0 - 2
  • Geographical Distribution: Low
  • Threat Containment: Easy
  • Removal: Easy

Damage

  • Damage Level: Medium
  • Payload: Opens a back door and connects to an IRC server.
  • Releases Confidential Info: May steal information from the computer.
  • Compromises Security Settings: May bypass firewalls.

Distribution

  • Distribution Level: Low

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