Published Feb 29, 2012 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

Backdoor:Win32/IRCBot.FY

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: No associated aliases

Summary

Backdoor:Win32/IRCbot.FY is a member of Win32/IRCbot - a broad family of backdoor trojans that allows unauthorized access and control of an affected computer by a remote attacker via IRC.
To detect and remove this threat and other malicious software that may have been installed in your computer, run a full-system scan with an up-to-date antivirus product such as the following: For more information about using antivirus software, see http://www.microsoft.com/windows/antivirus-partners/.

Additional remediation instructions

This threat may make lasting changes to an affected system's configuration that will NOT be restored by detecting and removing this threat. For more information on returning an affected system to its pre-infected state, please see the following information:
Disable Autorun functionality
Backdoor:Win32/IRCbot.FY attempts to spread via removable drives on computers that support Autorun functionality. This is a particularly common method of spreading for many current malware families. For information on disabling Autorun functionality, please see the following article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967715/
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