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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

TrjSimulator

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:TrjSimulator
Technical name:Application/TrjSimulator
Threat level:Low
Alias:PMS/TrojanSimulat.2, Application.TrojanSimulator
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that simulates the presence of a Trojan in the computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:April 7, 2005
Detection updated on:April 8, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:SWEDEN

Brief Description 

    

TrjSimulator 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.

TrjSimulator simulates the effects of a Trojan in the computer. This application consists of two files, called TROJANSIMULATOR.EXE and TSSERVER.EXE. Once TrjSimulator is installed, a process in memory and an entry in the Windows Registry are created, which are actions commonly carried out by real Trojans.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

TrjSimulator is easy to recognize, as it displays the following message on screen once it is run: