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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

IRCFlood.FT

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRCFlood.FT
Technical name:W32/IRCFlood.FT
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Effects:   It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer. It awaits remote-control orders to carry out. It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user. It spreads , via IRC, via mapped drives.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 21, 2010
Detection updated on:Nov. 21, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

IRCFlood.FT is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it awaits remote-control orders received through IRC.

 

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.

 

IRCFlood.FT 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.
  • Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.

 

IRCFlood.FT uses the following infection strategies:

  • Resident: once it has been run, the virus goes memory resident and stops functions belonging to the operating system. Therefore, every time the operating system or an application tries to access any of these functions, the virus will activate and infect new files.