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System Infected: Virut Request 2

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature detects an attempt of a IRC traffic attempting to download an suspicious executable files which may result in compromise of the local host.

Additional Information

Triggers of this event can be indicative of malicious code and downloaders installed on system attempting to download additional updates onto the system.

Affected

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows 95
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Me
  • Windows NT
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP

Response

The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
2. Update the virus definitions.
3. Run a full system scan.

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