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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It is a legal tool that allows to view computer information, such as CPU and RAM memory, via IRC.|
|First detected on:||Nov. 14, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||May 24, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
MotherboardMonitor.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.
MotherboardMonitor.A consists in a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) for the application mIRC. This library allows to display computer information (CPU, RAM memory, etc) via IRC.
MotherboardMonitor.A is not a risk by itself, but it is used by several worms and Trojans that operate via IRC.
MotherboardMonitor.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.