Is this a virus or not ??

  Blues Brothers 16:56 20 Sep 2005

A friend of mine has just installed mirc and his AV came up with this:-
infected by virus: not-a-virus:CLIENT-IRC.Win32.mIRC.616

Can you tell me if this is actually a virus or just the irc client being picked up by the AV.


  Nellie2 19:00 20 Sep 2005

No it isn't a virus.. it is what is known as riskware, click here if you click on the not a virus link and scroll down to IRC clients you will get the following description.

These utilities provide access to IRC channels. Many IRC clients, especially mIRC, incorporate powerful script languages which automate the IRC client. This functionality can be exploited to write Trojans and IRC worms. When installing a Trojan IRC program on a victim machine, hackers will often also surreptitiously install an IRC client as well.

  Blues Brothers 19:31 20 Sep 2005

Many Thanks .

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