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|Common name:||DoS Program|
|Technical name:||DoS Program|
Its main aim is to take control over the affected computer and allow other users to control it.
|First detected on:||Dec. 28, 2002|
|Detection updated on:||April 28, 2005|
DoS Program 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.
DoS Program carries out DoS attacks, in other words, it constantly tries to access certain computers (generally servers) in order to block them.
In addition, DoS Program will affect the computer when the file containing the Hacking Tool is run. This file, which has a variable name, affects computers in many different ways without the user realizing and can even be included in other viruses or worms.
DoS Program use the communication ports that are not protected in the computer in order to attack them remotely. The actions carried out by DoS Program are generally more dangerous on the systems it attacks remotely than on the affected system itself.
DoS Program does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used by users with malicious intentions.
DoS Program is very difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.