Author Topic: Botnets operating via IRC  (Read 1825 times)

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Botnets operating via IRC
« on: August 05, 2008, 02:52:33 PM »
Dear Avast Forum,

For a botnet which operates via IRC, does one have to have an IRC client (eg. MIRC) installed for a computer infected with such a trojan or other program to function in the botnet?

Can a computer become infected with an 'IRC-botnet' trojan or progran if one doesn't have an IRC client installed?

My question relates to this (rather old) link:




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Re: Botnets operating via IRC
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2008, 09:14:31 AM »

Just a guess on my part but I suppose if such a trojan was successful at getting on a computer, it could download an IRC client to make that computer part of a botnet. Trojans, worms, etc might even have an IRC client "built-in" it's software.

Someone correct me if I am wrong.