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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

SvrAny.A

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SvrAny.A
Technical name:Application/SvrAny.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that manages services from the command line.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 17, 2005
Detection updated on:Nov. 29, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

SvrAny.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.

SvrAny.A can manage services from the command line. As a result, it could carry out the following actions:

  • Allow executable files to be run as services.
  • Start or stop services.
  • Create or delete services.

 

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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