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Bigbro.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Bigbro.A
Technical name:Application/Bigbro.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a legal tool that allows to make an inventory of the computers that belong to a network.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Oct. 23, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Bigbro.A poses a security risk to the computer where it is present. 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.

Bigbro.A is a client application that allows to make an inventory of the computers that belong to a network.

Bigbro.A has an interface in order to add new computers to be monitored and provide more detailed graphic information, such as the average answering time to ICMP packets.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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