Spyware of the Backdoor Trojan variety, such as the Win32.IrcContact program, are exceedingly dangerous for any computer user. Infection with this type of spyware can happen very easily because these files appear to be benign, and they therefore bypass most standard computer security measures. Once this happens, the spyware can completely destroy the hard drive, or facilitate remote access to the computer by a hacker, or even seek out and share personal information.
Remove at once.
There are products available to assist in the process of removing Backdoor Trojans like Win32.IrcContact from a computer in the event that the user does not feel confident in doing so manually. One fine resource for this task is called ZookaWare PC Cleaner, an anti-spyware program created by the Blue Penguin software company. ZookaWare PC Cleaner seeks out and destroys all of the files and folders related to the spyware, and guarantees success!