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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Mabutu.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Mabutu.A
Technical name:W32/Mabutu.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It connects to IRC servers in order to notify its author that the computer has been affected. It acts as a backdoor, thus allowing to download and execute files.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 27, 2004
Detection updated on:Feb. 6, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Mabutu.A is a worm that connects to different IRC servers, in order to notify its author that the computer has been affected. This action allows it to wait for remote control commands.

Mabutu.A also acts as a backdoor, thus allowing a remote user to download a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) to the affected computer and run its code.

Mabutu.A spreads via e-mail in a message with variable characteristics.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Mabutu.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.