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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It is a legal tool that allows to list the processes active in a remote computer and end them.|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 22, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
CloseProc.A is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legal and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.
CloseProc.A consists of a single dynamic link library (DLL) that allows to make an inventory of the active processes in a remote computer and end them.
CloseProc.A has been originally programmed to be used by the mIRC application.
CloseProc.A is not a risk by itself, but this DLL is used by several worms that spread via IRC.
CloseProc.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that may indicate it has reached the computer.