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Bereb.C

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bereb.C
Technical name:W32/Bereb.C.worm
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Worm.P2P.Astaber, WORM_BEREB.B
Type:Worm
Subtype: Backdoor
Effects:  It allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer. It spreads through the P2P file sharing program WinMX.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 1, 2004
Detection updated on:March 20, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Bereb.C is a worm with backdoor characteristics that spreads through the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program WinMX.

Bereb.C attempts to connect to a website in order to notify remote users that the computer has been affected. This allows hackers to access the computer via an IRC channel in an especific IRC server, by sending remote control commands.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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