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Portscanner.S is a hacking tool. These are programs designed to enable malicious users to cause or facilitate action detrimental to the target computer.
However, under certain circumstances (for example with network administrators), they could be used to check the security status, possible attack channels (in order to minimize risks), etc.
These tools, even though they are not by nature viruses, are considered as dangerous to victims of attacks.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely.
Portscanner.S uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
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