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|Effects: ||It makes computers hang and disconnect from the Internet.|
|Detection updated on:||June 3, 2003|
ICMPbomb is a Trojan which hackers use to flood remote computers with data, in an attempt to make them block or to disconnect them from the Internet.
As ICMPbomb is not exactly a virus, as it does not infect computers or replicate in the way viruses do. However, the fact that it causes the target computer to block, might lead to the loss of all unsaved information.
The only visible symptoms on affected computers are:
- Affected computers hang.
- The targeted computer gets disconnected from the Internet.