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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

HackTool

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:HackTool
Technical name:HackTool
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  A tool used by hackers.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 7, 2003
Detection updated on:Nov. 17, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Hacktool is not a specific Trojan, but a generic detection for a tool that hackers use.

When attackers take remote control of computers, they copy some utilities to them, which will allow them to carry out their actions more efficiently.

Panda antivirus recognizes these tools as Hacktool.

Visible Symptoms 

    

As it is not a specific virus, Hacktool does not give any specific indications that it has reached a computer.