IRC/Generic is a generic detection for malicious Internet Relay Chat (IRC) script data files that are used to spread malware.

IRC/Generic is installed by another malware process and is present as an IRC script file in the same folder as the affected installed IRC chat application (i.e. mIRC).


===Spreads other malware===
When an affected IRC chat application is launched, it loads Worm:IRC/Generic and executes its script instructions. The script commonly instructs the chat client to send a locally stored file to other IRC users that join chat channels. The file sent is commonly other installed malware, or a copy of the worm that installed IRC/Generic.

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