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It carries out damaging actions on the affected computer.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
, via IRC.
|First detected on:||Jan. 24, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 1, 2009|
IRCFlood.DW is a virus that spreads to other computers by copying its code to other files or programs.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level; it awaits remote-control orders received through
IRCFlood.DW 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.