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KillApp.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:KillApp.A
Technical name:Application/KillApp.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trojan.Win32.KillApp.c, ProcKill-Term
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a legal tool that allows to list the processes active and end them.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Dec. 11, 2003
Detection updated on:March 10, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

KillApp.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.

KillApp.A allows to make an inventory of the active processes and end them. This tool is run from a command line interface.

Kill.App.A is not a risk by itself, but the processes ended can belong to antivirus programs or firewalls. This leaves the affected computer vulnerable to the attack of viruses, worms or Trojans.

Visible Symptoms 

    

KillApp.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.

When KillApp.A is run without parameters, it displays the following message on screen: