Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
It spreads and affects other computers.
It awaits remote-control orders to carry out.
It downloads files from several websites.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, via IRC, via mapped drives, through shared network resources, through instant messaging.
|First detected on:||March 6, 2009|
|Detection updated on:||April 8, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
IRCFlood.EH 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
IRCFlood.EH accesses several websites to download files, which it then runs. These can be any type of file, although they are normally malware.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It deletes the original file from which it was run once it is installed on the computer.
IRCFlood.EH 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.
- Instant messaging: it sends links pointing to a copy of itself to all users included in the infected user's contacts list.
- Computer networks (mapped drives): it creates copies of itself in mapped drives.
- Computer networks (shared resources): it creates copies of itself in shared network resources to which it has access.