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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

ColdLife

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:ColdLife
Technical name:Bck/IRC.ColdLife
Threat level:Low
Alias:Bck/IRC.ColdLife, Flood.I
Type:Trojan
Effects:  Floods IRC chat channels
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 11, 2003
Detection updated on:Sept. 30, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Coldlife is a backdoor type Trojan that allows a hacker to flood IRC chat channels.

Once it is run, it allows the attacker to gain remote access to the computer and carry out the following actions:

  • Send packets of a specific size to a certain IP address.
  • Replicate in order to advertise or overload IRC networks.
  • Clone other users.
  • Log on to a file server with a different user.
  • Launch DoS (denial of service) attacks on a specific IP address.
  • Use P2P (peer to peer) file sharing programs to send out a large number of files.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Coldlife is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has reached a computer.