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Randex.BF

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Randex.BF
Technical name:W32/Randex.BF.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:W32.Randex.AT, Bck/Sdbot.CU
Type:Worm
Subtype: Trojan
Effects:  It joins an IRC channel in order to receive remote control commands. It spreads across networks.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Nov. 24, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Randex.BF is a worm with Trojan characteristics that spreads across networks. It generates IP addresses at random and attempts to connect to them, using passwords that are typical or easy to guess. If successful, it copies itself in the computers it has gained access to.

Randex.BF joins the channel #goep in the IRC server opqleure.qopmafia.net in order to receive remote control commands, such as scan and obtain information of the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Randex.BF is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that may indicate that it has reached the computer.