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Duster.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Duster.B
Technical name:W32/Duster.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Virus
Subtype: Worm
Effects:  It infects PE files and connects to an IRC server in order to receive control commands to be carried out on the affected computer.>

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:May 14, 2009
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Duster.B is a virus with worm characteristics that infects PE (Portable Executable) files. It spreads through the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program KaZaA and across shared network resources.

In addition, Duster.B also has backdoor characteristics. It connects to the IP address 208.178.231.190, which belongs to an IRC server, through the port 6667. Once it has connected, it waits for remote control commands to be carried out on the affected computer, such as downloading and running files.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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