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IRC.Generic

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRC.Generic
Technical name:Bck/IRC.Generic
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It opens the communication port 6667.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 17, 2003
Detection updated on:Dec. 16, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

IRC.Generic is not really a virus, but a group of viruses with the following characteristics:

  • It increases the traffic through port 6667, which belongs to chat and IRC channels.
  • It is spread rapidly through IRC channels normally by viruses.

Visible Symptoms 

    

As IRC.Generic is not really a virus, it does not display any symptoms that can identify it.