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Leaktest.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Leaktest.A
Technical name:Application/Leaktest.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a legal tool that allows to verify the protection offered by the firewall installed on the computer.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

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

Brief Description 

    

Leaktest.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.

Leaktest.A allows to verify the protection offered by the firewall installed on the computer.

Leaktest.A is not a risk by itself, but this application can be used to test the system vulnerabilities in order to launch attacks against the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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