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Winfo.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Winfo.A
Technical name:Application/Winfo.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a freeware program that allows to retrieve information about the computer: user accounts, sessions, logged in users, etc.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

Detection updated on:Dec. 17, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Winfo.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.

Winfo.A is a freeware program that works in Windows XP/2000/NT computers only. It allows to remotely retrieve information about user accounts, workstation, interdomain or server trust accounts, logged in users, password policies, shares, sessions, etc. present in a computer.

Winfo.A is not a risk by itself, but it could be used with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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