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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Xnet.A

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Xnet.A
Technical name:Application/Xnet.A
Threat level:Medium
Alias:RemAdm-XNet
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that allows to manage services in local and remote computers.

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Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT

First detected on:Jan. 26, 2005
Detection updated on:Dec. 22, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Xnet.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.

Xnet.A is a command line utility that allows to manage services, either in local or remote computers. It allows to start, pause, continue, list, stop, restart, delete, install and modify services.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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