Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via IRC.
|First detected on:||March 24, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||March 24, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IRCBot.VM is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously; it opens one or more ports to allow remote access to the computer and takes action that compromises user confidentiality; it awaits remote-control orders received through
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
IRCBot.VM uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- IRC: It sends a copy of itself to all users connected to the channel to which the infected user is connected.