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Pskill.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Pskill.A
Technical name:Application/Pskill.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a tool that allows to end the active processes on a remote computer.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

Detection updated on:Feb. 16, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Pskill.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.

Pskill.A allows to end active processes on a remote computer. Unlike other tools that carry out this action, it does not need any additional software to be installed on the affected computer.

Pskill.A is not a risk by itself, but the processes ended can belong to antivirus programs or firewalls. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of viruses, worms or Trojans.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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