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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It is a program that allows Win32 applications to be run as services in Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers.|
|First detected on:||Dec. 22, 2003|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 24, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Firedaemon.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.
Firedaemon.A allows Win32 applications to be run as services in Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers. It allows a complete setup of the service: name, default directory, priority, autostart, different run modes, etc.
Firedaemon.A is not a risk by itself, but it could be used by any malware in order to register itself as a Windows service.
Firedaemon.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.