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IRC.Mirc

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRC.Mirc
Technical name:Bck/IRC.Mirc.Based
Threat level:Low
Alias:Backdoor.IRC.mIRC-based Win32.IRCFlood BackDoor-GI
Type:Trojan
Effects:  Its main objetive is to spread through chat programs such as mIRC.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 28, 2002
Detection updated on:Nov. 20, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

IRC.Mirc is a Trojan that contains a dropper file and spreads through IRC chat applications. The dropper is a self-extracting file contains other viruses or Trojans.

The effects of IRC.Mirc are particularly dangerous for Chat and IRCusers, as it uses programs like mIRC to carry out attacks on other computers.

Visible Symptoms 

    

IRC.Mirc is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer.