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X-Scan.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:X-Scan.A
Technical name:Application/X-Scan.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Tool-Xscan
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It scans stand-alone computers and networks for vulnerabilities.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Feb. 3, 2004
Detection updated on:Dec. 31, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:CHINA

Brief Description 

    

X-Scan.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.

X-Scan.A scans stand-alone computers and networks for vulnerabilities, using the multi-threading method. If it finds any, it logs the keystrokes of the session.

X-Scan.A obtains the type and version of the operating system, status of the standard ports, information on the Windows Registry and SNMP and NETBIOS protocols, CGI/IIS/RPC vulnerabilities, SQL/FTP/SMTP/POP3 servers, searches for weak passwords, etc. It logs the results in a file.

X-Scan.A is not a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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