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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

NetSniffer

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:NetSniffer
Technical name:Application/NetSniffer
Threat level:Medium
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It allows computer networks to be monitored. It scans the computers connected to a network, in order to obtain the IP addresses and MACs of such systems.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95/3.X

First detected on:Dec. 9, 2005
Detection updated on:Dec. 10, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

NetSniffer belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs. It allows computer networks to be monitored. In order to do so, it scans the computers connected to a network and obtains the IP addresses and MACs of such systems.

Visible Symptoms 

    

NetSniffer is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.