Troj/Ircbot-AAM

Category: Viruses and Spyware
Type: Trojan
Prevalence: No Reports

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Troj/Ircbot-AAM is a Trojan for the Windows platform.

Troj/Ircbot-AAM runs continuously in the background, providing a backdoor server which allows a remote intruder to gain access and control over the computer via IRC channels.

When first run Troj/Ircbot-AAM copies itself to <System>\algs.exe.

The following registry entry is created to run algs.exe on startup:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Automatic Updates
algs.exe

Sophos's anti-virus products include Behavioral Genotype ® Protection, which can proactively guard against new threats without requiring an update. Sophos customers have been protected against Troj/Ircbot-AAM (detected as Sus/ComPack) since version 4.19.