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IPScanner.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:IPScanner.A
Technical name:Application/IPScanner.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Hacktool.Win32.IPScan
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that scans computers within Microsoft environments.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT

First detected on:June 21, 2004
Detection updated on:June 21, 2004
StatisticsNo
Country of origin:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Brief Description 

    

IPScanner.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.

IPScanner.A is a tool that is designed for monitoring computers within Microsoft environments. It allows the following scan types:

  • Global groups
  • Local groups
  • Netbios
  • Ping
  • TCP ports
  • Remote Time of Day
  • NT services
  • Shared units
  • Users disk units

IPScanner.A does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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