BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 is a recent malware arrival from Russia. As a backdoor Trojan and IRC bot with limited worm-like reproduction capabilities, BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 can compromise your PC to force it into a DDoS-causing botnet, download other malicious files and install them on your hard drive, spread via removable drives and even replace files on your removable drives with shortcuts to launch itself. Other than indirect symptoms that are observable due to its shortcut attacks and other security violations, BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 doesn’t show plain symptoms, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts consider an analysis with a good anti-malware program the best way to find and remove BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 with a minimum of trouble. Since BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 injects its code into normal system processes by default, attempting to get rid of BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 without appropriate assistance risks causing harm to Windows (the only operating system that BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 is designed to attack).
BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 – the Worm-like Bot That Slips in Through USB Ports
SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have rated BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1′s payload as being sufficiently generally-applicable to be useful for various types of attacks against PCs, but as an IRC bot, BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1′s main purpose is to use your computer resources to launch remote attacks. DDoS attacks and similar types of botnet-based crimes can occur without symptoms (other than, obviously, the necessary system resource expenditures, such as RAM or CPU usage), and BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 specifically has been found to inject code into the Windows process ‘explorer.exe’ to hide its existence.
Even though BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 isn’t classified as a worm, BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1′s designated distribution method is through the classic worm strategy of copying itself to removable drive devices. With the addition of a hidden Autorun.inf file, BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 can install itself on any PC that shares a device with an infected computer. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also found a secondary reproduction technique for BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1, which also exploits removable media devices by replacing normal files with shortcuts. These shortcuts are designed to launch both BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 and files that were replaced by the shortcuts, which allows BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1to launch manually and without suspicion.
Notably, these attacks eschew targeting the A and B drives. If BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 is launched from a removable drive, BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 will also try to close the process cmd.exe (a process that’s critical to the Windows operating system).
Shredding BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1′s Botnet Web
Besides using an extra layer of redundancy to launch itself and to reproduce, BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 has also been found to have self-preserving functions that prevent PC users from just deleting BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 even if they can locate all of its files. BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 will constantly check the hard drive for its files and, if necessary, reinstall itself onto the relevant HD automatically. Along with all this, SpywareRemove.com malware experts also warn that any particular BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 infection may also complicate matters by installing other types of PC threats that are downloaded from C&C servers.
Since BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 uses relatively advanced attacks with multiple levels of fail safes, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers suggest finding and deleting BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 only once you can use competent anti-malware software for the process. Until then, you should avoid sharing removable drive devices with other computers, as that will almost certainly allow BackDoor.IRC.Aryan.1 to distribute itself to new PCs.
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File System Modifications
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Posted: May 21, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 6/10
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