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PrcView.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PrcView.A
Technical name:Application/PrcView.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a legal tool that allows to list the processes active in a remote computer and end them.

Affected platforms:

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

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

Brief Description 

    

PrcView.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.

PrcView.A is a program that is run in a DOS window and allows to configure its execution by using different parameters in the command line.

PrcView.A allows to make an inventory of the active processes in a remote computer and end them.

PrcView.A is not a risk by itself, but it is used by several worms and Trojans.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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