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OscarBot.XW is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRC; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
OscarBot.XW prevents access from programs to websites of several companies related with security tools (antivirus programs, firewalls, etc.).
OscarBot.XW accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
OscarBot.XW uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
OscarBot.XW uses the following infection strategies: