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It spreads and affects other computers.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses anti-monitoring techniques in order to prevent it being detected by antivirus companies.
, through shared network resources.
|First detected on:||Dec. 23, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 23, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IRCBot.BNV is a worm that spreads by copying itself, without infecting other files.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRC or HTTP.
It uses several methods in order to avoid detection by antivirus companies:
- It terminates its own execution if it detects that it is being executed in a virtual machine environment, such as VMWare or VirtualPC.
IRCBot.BNV 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.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.