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IRCBot.CML

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRCBot.CML
Technical name:W32/IRCBot.CML.worm
Threat level:Medium
Type:Worm
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:  

It allows a remote user to control and gain access of the computer through IRC channels and connects to an FTP server to which it sends user's information, such as passwords. It spreads itself via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:April 14, 2009
Detection updated on:April 17, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

IRCBot.CML is a worm which allows a remote user to control and gain access of the computer through IRC channels and connects to an FTP server to which it sends user's information, such as passwords.

IRCBot.CML spreads itself via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger.

Visible Symptoms 

    

IRCBot.CML is easy to recognize, as it displays the following symptoms:

  • It spreads via the instant messaging program MSN Messenger in a message containing a file which has the icon of an image:

  • When the file is run, the following error message is displayed:

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