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|Effects: ||It allows hackers to gain access to the affected computer.|
|First detected on:||Jan. 25, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||May 6, 2007|
SdBot.Gen is a Trojan that spreads through IRC chat channels. SdBot.Gen allows a hacker to gain access to the affected computer in order to, among other actions, access confidential information stored in the computer, download and run files, carry out DoS attacks, etc.
In addition, the hacker can install or uninstall the Trojan, update it or connect the affected computer to an IRC channel in order to send the virus to other users.
SdBot.Gen is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has infected a computer. Sometimes, an application could be run for no apparent reason.