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IRC.Sx2

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRC.Sx2
Technical name:Bck/IRC.Sx2
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It allows the computer to be controlled remotely and some variants are programmed to carry out DoS attacks.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:July 9, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

IRCSx2 is a backdoor type Trojan that is downloaded from a web page. Once it has been installed, it allows the computer to be controlled remotely through an IRC channel.

There are different versions of IRC.Sx2 and some of them are programmed to carry out DoS attacks.

IRC.Sx2 reaches computers as a file called MSDOS.EXE. When this file is run, it connects to the following web page http://www.sx2group.com/, and downloads the file that carries out the infection.

Visible Symptoms 

    

IRC.Sx2 is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any warnings or messages that indicate that it has infected a computer.