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|Effects: ||It joins an IRC channel in order to receive control commands, such as launching denial of service attacks against websites.|
|Detection updated on:||April 3, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Sdbot.gen is not a specific backdoor, but a generic detection for future variants of the Sdbot family. This group of backdoors have the following common characteristics:
- It uses its own IRC client.
- It joins an IRC channel in order to accept remote control commands, such as launching denial of service (DoS) attacks against websites and download and run files on the affected computer.
Sdbot.gen is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached a computer.