Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, via mapped drives.
|First detected on:||Jan. 16, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 16, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IRCBot.BQA 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.
IRCBot.BQA 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 (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.