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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

DoS Program

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:DoS Program
Technical name:DoS Program
Threat level:Low
Alias:DoSProgram
Type:Hacking Tool
Subtype: DoS
Effects:  

Its main aim is to take control over the affected computer and allow other users to control it.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 28, 2002
Detection updated on:April 28, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

DoS Program is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.

DoS Program carries out DoS attacks, in other words, it constantly tries to access certain computers (generally servers) in order to block them.

In addition, DoS Program will affect the computer when the file containing the Hacking Tool is run. This file, which has a variable name, affects computers in many different ways without the user realizing and can even be included in other viruses or worms.

DoS Program use the communication ports that are not protected in the computer in order to attack them remotely. The actions carried out by DoS Program are generally more dangerous on the systems it attacks remotely than on the affected system itself.

DoS Program does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used by users with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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