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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It is a legal tool that allows to hide the graphical interface of the applications that are running on the computer.|
|First detected on:||Nov. 13, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 6, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
HideWindow.A poses a security risk to the computer where it is present. 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.
HideWindow.A allows to hide the graphical interface of the applications that are running on the computer. The user would be totally unaware of which programs are active at a glance.
HideWindow.A is not a risk by itself, but the programs running stealthily could be of any type. Several worms and Trojans use this application in order to be run on the affected computer without the user noticing.
HideWindow.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that may indicate it has reached the computer.