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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Randon

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Randon
Technical name:W32/Randon
Threat level:Low
Alias:Bck/Q8Hell Worm.Win32.Randon,
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It downloads a Trojan to infected computers and launches flooding and DoS attacks.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 3, 2003
Detection updated on:Nov. 29, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Randon is a dropper type worm that inserts several files in affected computers, many of which are other viruses, which carry out different actions (open ports, run applications, spread the worm, etc).

In order to spread, Randon tries to gain access to the other computers connected to the affected computer through a network or through IRC chat channels.

Randon also connects to a website in order to download a backdoor type Trojan.

Visible Symptoms 

    

An increase in network traffic through ports 445 and 6667 could be an indication of the presence of Randon on a computer.