Threat Database Worms IRC-Worm.Fagot

IRC-Worm.Fagot

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Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 4,927
Threat Level: 50 % (Medium)
Infected Computers: 762
First Seen: December 8, 2011
Last Seen: November 12, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

IRC-Worm.Fagot is a malignant computer worm, which circulates in IRC networks via vulnerable versions of mIRC chat application. IRC-Worm.Fagot sets its files on the affected computer's hard drive and runs there a process, which modifies Windows Media Player and tries to close all detected anti-virus programs. IRC-Worm.Fagot also changes default start page in Internet Explorer web browser and deletes numerous critical system files, substituting some of them with its malicious files. IRC-Worm.Fagot can cause Windows crashes and loss of data. IRC-Worm.Fagot conceals itself from the victims and stays resident in the system background. Get rid of IRC-Worm.Fagot as soon as possible.

File System Details

IRC-Worm.Fagot creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detections
1. patch_unpacked.exe N/A
2. patch.exe N/A

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