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Demo-GFI.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Demo-GFI.A
Technical name:Application/Demo-GFI.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:VBS/Demo-GFI
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It allows to obtain information of the affected computer: network properties, directory list, file list, etc.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:Feb. 10, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Demo-GFI.A is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.

Demo-GFI.A creates a text file that logs the following information:

  • Network properties: domain name, computer name, user name, drives, available network printers, etc.
  • Directory list of the hard drive C:.
  • File list of the hard drive C:.

When Demo-GFI.A is run, it opens Notepad and displays the contents of the log file.

Demo-GFI.A is not a risk by itself, but it can be used by other malware in order to obtain information about the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Demo-GFI.A is easy to recognize, as it opens Notepad and displays the logged file whenever it is run.