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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It is a freeware program that allows to retrieve information about the computer: user accounts, sessions, logged in users, etc.|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 17, 2003|
Winfo.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.
Winfo.A is a freeware program that works in Windows XP/2000/NT computers only. It allows to remotely retrieve information about user accounts, workstation, interdomain or server trust accounts, logged in users, password policies, shares, sessions, etc. present in a computer.
Winfo.A is not a risk by itself, but it could be used with malicious intentions.
Winfo.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.