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  1. #1
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    mIRC DCC exploit

    To those who use mIRC:

    Someone used the recently discovered mIRC (v6.*) DCC exploit to crash my mIRC client while I was in #art. Several other people were also attacked. Moments later Norton found the IRC.Family.Gen virus on my machine, but it was located in the temporary internet files. Norton failed to remove it. I'm unsure if any virus was planted in the attack.

    To protect youself from having mIRC crashed, and prehaps having viruses installed, you can use the ignore command:
    /ignore -wd *
    ...according to a random google site, I've seen versions without the w. This ignores all file transfers. The new version of mIRC is said to not have this vulnerbility.

    Read more here (top news item):

    Bleh, this topic is so boring I have to throw in a fun url:
    Last edited by Prometheus|ANJ; October 13th, 2003 at 09:18 PM.
    Jamen jag tror att han skäms, och har gömt sig. Vårt universum det är en av dom otaliga spermasatser som Herren i sin självhärliga ensamhet har runkat fram för å besudla intet.

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  3. #2
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    oh thats just great. i dont even have a virus scanner. how do you tell if you have it ?

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    Vancouver, BC
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    Sorry to hear you were attacked Prom. will keep that in mind next time i go into IRC thanks.

    Endregan: i'm a little stunned that with the current level of virus attacks on the internet that you don't at least have basic antivirus software.

    you can download free antivirus at

    not the best in the world, but at least it's something, not to mention free

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