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|Effects: ||It infects PE files and connects to an IRC server in order to receive control commands to be carried out on the affected computer.>|
|Detection updated on:||May 14, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Duster.B is a virus with worm characteristics that infects PE (Portable Executable) files. It spreads through the peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing program KaZaA and across shared network resources.
In addition, Duster.B also has backdoor characteristics. It connects to the IP address 126.96.36.199, which belongs to an IRC server, through the port 6667. Once it has connected, it waits for remote control commands to be carried out on the affected computer, such as downloading and running files.
Duster.B is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.