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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Mabutu.B

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

It connects to IRC servers in order to notify its author that the computer has been affected.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 29, 2004
Detection updated on:July 29, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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