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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

AngryScan

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:AngryScan
Technical name:Hacktool/AngryScan
Threat level:Low
Type:Hacking Tool
Effects:   It allows to carry out dangerous actions for the victims of attacks. It generates a large amount of network traffic activity with the consequent consumption of bandwidth. It notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously. It spreads , across the Internet.
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:June 29, 2006
Detection updated on:Jan. 14, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

AngryScan is a hacking tool. These are programs designed to enable malicious users to cause or facilitate action detrimental to the target computer.

However, under certain circumstances (for example with network administrators), they could be used to check the security status, possible attack channels (in order to minimize risks), etc.

These tools, even though they are not by nature viruses, are considered as dangerous to victims of attacks.

 

  • In the local network: it generates a large amount of network activity and consumes bandwidth.

 

It reduces the security level of the computer: it notifies the attacker that the computer has been compromised and is ready to be used maliciously.

 

AngryScan uses the following propagation or distribution methods:

  • Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
  • Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.