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SlimFTP.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SlimFTP.A
Technical name:Application/SlimFTP.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a legal tool that allows to download or upload files via FTP.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Jan. 5, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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

SlimFTP.A is an FTP server that allows to download or upload files via FTP.

SlimFTP.A is not a risk by itself, but several worms and Trojans use this tool to reach the affected computers.

Visible Symptoms 

    

SlimFTP.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that may indicate it has reached the computer.