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|Alias:||WORM_IRCBOT.JK, WORM_IRCBOT.JL, IRCBot.st, IRC-Mocbot!MS06-040, Wargbot, Backdoor.Win32.IRCBot.st|
It receives remote control commands via IRC. It spreads via instant messaging programs, across network shared resources and by exploiting the vulnerability described in the security bulletin MS06-040.
|First detected on:||Aug. 13, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 14, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Oscarbot.KD is a worm that waits for remote control commands to carry out on the affected computer. These commands are received via IRC.
Oscarbot.KD spreads via instant messaging programs, across network shared resources and by exploiting the vulnerability described in the security bulletin MS06-040.
If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for the MS06-040 vulnerability. Access the web page for downloading the patch.
Oscarbot.KD is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.