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Sdbot.gen

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sdbot.gen
Technical name:Bck/Sdbot.gen
Threat level:Medium
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  It joins an IRC channel in order to receive control commands, such as launching denial of service attacks against websites.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:April 3, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sdbot.gen is not a specific backdoor, but a generic detection for future variants of the Sdbot family. This group of backdoors have the following common characteristics:

  • It uses its own IRC client.
  • It joins an IRC channel in order to accept remote control commands, such as launching denial of service (DoS) attacks against websites and download and run files on the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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