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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It is a legal tool that allows to run programs on remote computers.|
|First detected on:||Sept. 16, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||June 25, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Psexec.A is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legal and useful tools when they are appropiately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.
To be more precise, Psexec.A allows to perform the following actions in Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers:
Run programs in a remote computer.
Copy programs in the affected computer and run them remotely.
Overwrite existing programs on the remote computer and run them.
It is not necessary to have a client or server program installed on the remote computer in order to perform those actions.
Psexec.A is not a risk by itself, but the programs that could be run remotely could be of any types, including worms and Trojans.
Psexec.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that may indicate it has reached the computer.