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by Marianna Schmudlach / April 6, 2004 1:05 AM PDT


Troj/SpyBot-BW is an IRC backdoor Trojan which runs in the background as a service process and allows unauthorised remote access to the computer over a network.
The Trojan copies itself to the Windows system folder as ZONEALARM.EXE or as a random filename. The Trojan also adds the following registry keys to ensure it starts on logon:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Winsock2 driver
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Winsock2 driver

Troj/SpyBot-BW then logs on to predefined IRC servers and waits for backdoor commands. The Trojan also terminates the processes REGEDIT.EXE, MSCONFIG.EXE AND NETSTAT.EXE.


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