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IRC.Sdbot.Gen

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRC.Sdbot.Gen
Technical name:Bck/IRC.Sdbot.Gen
Threat level:Low
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  It allows hackers to gain access to the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 25, 2003
Detection updated on:May 6, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

SdBot.Gen is a Trojan that spreads through IRC chat channels. SdBot.Gen allows a hacker to gain access to the affected computer in order to, among other actions, access confidential information stored in the computer, download and run files, carry out DoS attacks, etc.

In addition, the hacker can install or uninstall the Trojan, update it or connect the affected computer to an IRC channel in order to send the virus to other users.

Visible Symptoms 

    

SdBot.Gen is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer. Sometimes, an application could be run for no apparent reason.