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Dnet.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Dnet.A
Technical name:Application/Dnet.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a tool that allows to carry out complex calculations using multiple computers.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 23, 2004
Detection updated on:Sept. 29, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Dnet.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.

Dnet.A is an RC5 client (distributed processing client), which allows to carry out complex calculations using multiple computers.

Dnet.A is not a risk by itself, but several worms install this application on the affected computer without user's permission.

Unlike other programs of this kind, Dnet.A does not need any especific software to be installed in order to affect the computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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