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Trojan:Win32/Ircbrute


Microsoft security software detects and removes this threat.

This is a generic detection for unknown or unclassified IRC-based malware. These threats can do a number of things on your PC, including downloading other malware and using your PC in denial of service (DoS) attacks.

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.



What to do now

Use the following free Microsoft software to detect and remove this threat:

You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find other hidden malware.

Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

Threat behavior

This is a generic detection for unknown or unclassified IRC-based malware.

Generally, this malware can:

  • Add or create autorun registry entries so that is runs every time Windows restarts.
  • Install a copy of itself in various folders on your PC.

These threats usually connect to an IRC server and join a specific channel to receive commands from a malicious hacker. This can include:

  • Downloading and installing other programs, including updates, plugins and other malware.
  • Downloading configuration information.
  • Sending information about your PC, such as your OS version, PC name, and user name.
  • Using your PC for denial of service (DoS) attacks.

Symptoms

Alerts from your security software might be the only symptom.


Prevention


Alert level: Severe
First detected by definition: 1.175.888.0
Latest detected by definition: 1.177.368.0 and higher
First detected on: May 30, 2014
This entry was first published on: Jun 18, 2014
This entry was updated on: Oct 23, 2014

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