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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

IRCBot.NT

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IRCBot.NT
Technical name:Bck/IRCBot.NT
Threat level:Low
Type:Backdoor
Effects:  

It connects to several IRC severs in order to receive remote control commands such as scanning IP addresses in search for computers to affect, launch DoS attacks or download and run files.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 23, 2005
Detection updated on:Oct. 23, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

IRCBot.NT is a backdoor that connects to several IRC servers in order to receive remote control commands. It can be instructed to search for computers to affect, launch DoS (Denial of Service) attacks, download files, etc.

IRCBot.NT does not spread by its own means, but it can receive control commands to exploit the Plug and Play vulnerability and affect other vulnerable computers.

 

It is highly recommendable to download the security patch for the vulnerability Plug and Play from the Microsoft website.

Note: on October 11, 2005 this patch for the Plug and Play vulnerability was revised and replaced by an updated patch, whose bulletin number was MS05-047.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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