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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that installs an FTP server in the affected computer.
|First detected on:||Sept. 30, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 22, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Country of origin:||UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
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.
Serv-U-Based.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.