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MotherboardMonitor.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MotherboardMonitor.A
Technical name:Application/MotherboardMonitor.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a legal tool that allows to view computer information, such as CPU and RAM memory, via IRC.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 14, 2003
Detection updated on:May 24, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

MotherboardMonitor.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.

MotherboardMonitor.A consists in a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) for the application mIRC. This library allows to display computer information (CPU, RAM memory, etc) via IRC.

MotherboardMonitor.A is not a risk by itself, but it is used by several worms and Trojans that operate via IRC.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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