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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||March 29, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||March 29, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IRCBot.BWU is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
IRCBot.BWU 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.
- File infection: it infects different types of files, which are then distributed through any of the usual means: floppy disks, email messages with attachments, Internet download, files transferred via FTP, IRC channels, P2P file sharing networks, etc.