Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
Metasploit is a hacking tool. These tools, even though they are not by nature viruses, are considered as dangerous to victims of attacks.
Means of transmission
Metasploit does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
Metasploit has the following additional characteristics:
- It is 2560 bytes in size.