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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It obtains information about the printer installed on the affected computer, such as model, printing statistics and characteristics, among others, and then sends the data to a certain website.
|First detected on:||Oct. 13, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 29, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Service9x belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs. It is a modified version of the driver belonging to Lexmark 5250 printers that carries out the following actions:
- It obtains information about the printer installed on the affected computer, such as model and printing statistics and characteristics.
- The gathered information is stored in a text file, which is sent to a certain website.
Service9x is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.