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    virus with mIRC?

    last week i was in an channel an over 100 persons joined the channel flooded something i didn't understand and i had to reboot my pc....then my antivirus software said that i have an worm on my computer....did the worm comes from the irc?

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    Could be, If all of a sudden so much people came on, I suspect somebody threw in some warbots....
    Anyhow you didn't accept a file over DCC ?
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    no i haven't accept anything

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    do you by any chance have kazaa?

    Just a thought.
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    i don't use kazaa etc i don't really like it because there are too much possibility's to get a virus

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    It could have been Fizzer:

    IRC Bot

    The worm pings many different IRC servers. When it receives a reply, it connects to a channel on that server using many different internal usernames, and waits for further instructions from an attacker. The list of IRC servers includes:

    irc2p2pchat.net
    irc.idigital-web.com
    irc.cyberchat.org
    irc.othernet.org
    irc.beyondirc.net
    irc.chatx.net
    irc.cyberarmy.com
    irc.gameslink.net
    Here is the full write-up on the virus / worm from McAfee: W32/Fizzer@MM

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    no is it was win32/klez

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    Make sure that you are not accepting files automatically. I made that mistake when I first started using IRC. If you need help on how to check that, let us know.
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    Klez....ah..open any funky mail as of late? as far as I know Klez only spreads through Mail, as for the channel attack..prolly asome warbot's...would't really do much other than knock you offline perhaps...
    Oh well...ma 2 cents.

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    yes this can be but i don't open mails from unkwon people or with some attached things i don't really know...

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