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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It is a tool that allows to carry out complex calculations using multiple computers.|
|First detected on:||Jan. 23, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 29, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Dnet.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.
Dnet.A is an RC5 client (distributed processing client), which allows to carry out complex calculations using multiple computers.
Dnet.A is not a risk by itself, but several worms install this application on the affected computer without user's permission.
Unlike other programs of this kind, Dnet.A does not need any especific software to be installed in order to affect the computer.
Dnet.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.