Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
It awaits remote-control orders to carry out.
, via IRC.
|First detected on:||March 10, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 10, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IRCBot.UO is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRCBot.UO uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.