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Firedaemon.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Firedaemon.A
Technical name:Application/Firedaemon.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:application FireDaemon
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a program that allows Win32 applications to be run as services in Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Dec. 22, 2003
Detection updated on:Dec. 24, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Firedaemon.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.

Firedaemon.A allows Win32 applications to be run as services in Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers. It allows a complete setup of the service: name, default directory, priority, autostart, different run modes, etc.

Firedaemon.A is not a risk by itself, but it could be used by any malware in order to register itself as a Windows service.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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