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Serv-U-Based

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Serv-U-Based
Technical name:Application/ServUBased.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that installs an FTP server in the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 30, 2003
Detection updated on:Nov. 22, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Brief Description 

    

Serv-U-Based.A 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.

Serv-U-Based.A installs an FTP server in the affected computer. This server has the following features:

  • ODBC database support.
  • Use SSL to encrypt data.
  • Restrict directory and file rights.
  • Deny or allow IP addresses.
  • Monitor FTP user actions in real-time.
  • Log all commands from FTP users.
  • Remote administration.
  • Can be run as a system service.

Serv-U-Based.A does not pose a risk by itself, but it could be used in order to download malware to the affected computers, among others.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Serv-U-Based.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.