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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It is a program that allows to run applications on remote computers.|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 12, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Xcmd.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.
Xcmd.A is a program that allows to run other applications on remote computers, without installing any client software on the controlling computer. The only requirement is to run Xcmd.A on the remote computer. However, the user must have administrator rights on the remote computer.
In addition, Xcmd.A allows to establish a Telnet connection with a remote computer without any Telnet server, and to run DOS commands, such as dir.
Xcmd.A is not a risk by itself, but the applications run on the remote computer could be of any type, including Trojans and backdoors.
ApiHooks.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.