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It allows to gain remote access to the affected computer.
It affects the productivity of the computer, the network to which it’s connected or other remote sites.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||July 15, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||July 15, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
PopIRC.A is a backdoor that allows hackers to gain remote access to the affected computer in order to carry out actions that compromise user confidentiality and impede the tasks performed on the computer.
It affects productivity, preventing tasks from being carried out:
- In the affected computer:
it displays pop-up windows; causes system slowdowns.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRC; it changes system permissions, decreasing the security level.
PopIRC.A does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.