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Virus Encyclopedia

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WinVNC.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:WinVNC.A
Technical name:Application/WinVNC.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a legal tool that allows to handle the remote affected computer across a network that uses the TCP/IP protocol, such as the Internet.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Nov. 19, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

WinVNC.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.

WinVNC.A allows to handle the remote affected computer across a network that uses the TCP/IP protocol, such as the Internet.

This legal application consists of two files. One of them is installed in the remote computer where it is desirable to have complete control, and the other one is run on the controlling computer. The first file is detected by Panda Antivirus as WinVNC.A.

WinVNC.A is not a risk by itself, but it allows to remotely gain complete control over the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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