Global Threat Bot (GTbot)

Last Updated: January 1, 2012

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Definition - What does Global Threat Bot (GTbot) mean?

The global threat bot, commonly known as GTbot, is an IRC bot and backdoor trojan. The GTbot is mIRC-based and spreads when a user is tricked into downloading what appears to be a software utility (such as a disk cleaner).

GTbot is also known as Aristotles or IRC Trojan Aristotles.

Techopedia explains Global Threat Bot (GTbot)

After a computer is infected with GTbot, the trojan runs a stealth mIRC client without the user's knowledge. The attacker can then gain information about the infected computer, as well as use the infected computer to launch a denial-of-service (DoS) attack.

Popular files names for GTbot are as follows: temp.exe, miri.inc, script.inl, temp.scr and WHVLXD.DAT.

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