x
48h OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
SPECIAL OFFER
If you're already a customer of
our homeusers protection,
renew now with a 50% off
RENEW NOW
x
HALLOWEEN OFFER
take advantage of our
terrific discounts
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
CHRISTMAS OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 40% OFF
x
SPECIAL OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
BUY NOW AND GET A 50% OFF
x
BLACKFRIDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
x
CYBERMONDAY OFFER
Buy the best antivirus
at the best price
(Only for homeusers)
TODAY ONLY UP TO 70% OFF
Active Scan. Scan your PC free
Panda Protection

Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

IRCbot.KD

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRCbot.KD
Technical name:W32/IRCbot.KD.worm!CME-15
Threat level:Medium
Alias:CME-15
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It connects to an IP address in order to receive remote control commands. It ends several processes belonging to other malware. It spreads across the Internet by exploiting the Plug and Play vulnerability.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2000

First detected on:Aug. 17, 2005
Detection updated on:Jan. 14, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Repair utility:Panda QuickRemover

Brief Description 

    

IRCbot.KD is a worm that connects to a certain IP address, acting as a backdoor.

Additionally, it ends several processes belonging to other malware such as previous variants of Zotob and IRCbot, among others.

IRCbot.KD spreads across the Internet, by exploiting the Plug and Play vulnerability.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer, it is highly recommendable to download the security patch for the Plug and Play vulnerability from the Microsoft website.

 

Click on the picture below to see a full-size diagram of the characteristics of IRCbot.KD and how to protect your computer against them.

Click on the picture to view a full-size diagram

Visible Symptoms 

    

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