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Lithium.10.B5

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Lithium.10.B5
Technical name:Bck/Lithium.10.B5
Threat level:Low
Alias:Bck/IExplorer, Explorer, IExplorer
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It creates a web server on port 8180.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:March 31, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Lithium.10.B5 is a worm that not only spreads via e-mail, but can also spread to other machines through IRC chat channels.

Lithium.10.B5 sends a message to IRC users, through port 8180, inviting them to connect to a web page with pornographic content. This web page tricks the user into downloading the worm.

Lithium.10.B5 creates copies of itself and sends them out to every contact in the infected computer's Address Book.

Visible Symptoms 

    

A clear indication that you have received Lithium.10.B5 is an e-mail message with the following characteristics:

  • Subject:
    "."
  • Attachment:
    psecure20x-cgi-install.version6.01.bin.hx.com

An indication that Lithium.10.B5 has infected a computer is the following web page displayed in your Internet browser: