May 17th, 2003, 01:06 PM
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?
May 17th, 2003, 01:37 PM
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 ?
May 17th, 2003, 01:55 PM
no i haven't accept anything
May 17th, 2003, 02:05 PM
do you by any chance have kazaa?
Just a thought.
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May 17th, 2003, 02:10 PM
i don't use kazaa etc i don't really like it because there are too much possibility's to get a virus
May 17th, 2003, 02:20 PM
It could have been Fizzer:
Here is the full write-up on the virus / worm from McAfee: W32/Fizzer@MM
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:
May 17th, 2003, 02:25 PM
May 17th, 2003, 03:33 PM
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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May 17th, 2003, 03:49 PM
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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May 17th, 2003, 05:25 PM
yes this can be but i don't open mails from unkwon people or with some attached things i don't really know...