How to use the ESET Win32/IRCBot stand-alone cleaner from the Command Prompt window

KB Solution ID: SOLN2903|Last Revised: April 10, 2014
ESET has provided this Win32/IRCBot stand-alone tool to remove this particularly resilient threat.


This tool must be run from the command line and if you are running Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Server 2008, you will need to run the command prompt with elevated permissions.

  1. Right-click the following link and then click Save Target As (or Save Link As) and then choose your Desktop in the dialog window. Click Save.
  2. Windows XP users: Click Start All Programs Accessories and then click Command Prompt.

    Windows Vista/7/Server 2008 users: Click Start and type Command Prompt. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter on your keyboard.
  1. The command usage of the cleaner is as follows:

    ESETIRCBotANRCleaner.exe –clean

    Follow the instructions below as an example of how to run the tool when saved to the Desktop on a Windows XP machine:

    1. Type CD Desktop and then press Enter.
    2. Type or paste the following command (To paste into the Command Prompt, you must right-click and select ‘Paste’ from the context menu as Ctrl + V will not work):

      ESETIRCBotANRCleaner.exe –clean
    3. Press Enter.

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  1. Restart your computer.

If you are still unable to resolve your issue, please contact ESET Customer Care.

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