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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It scans stand-alone computers and networks for vulnerabilities.|
|First detected on:||Feb. 3, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 31, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
|Country of origin:||CHINA|
X-Scan.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.
X-Scan.A scans stand-alone computers and networks for vulnerabilities, using the multi-threading method. If it finds any, it logs the keystrokes of the session.
X-Scan.A obtains the type and version of the operating system, status of the standard ports, information on the Windows Registry and SNMP and NETBIOS protocols, CGI/IIS/RPC vulnerabilities, SQL/FTP/SMTP/POP3 servers, searches for weak passwords, etc. It logs the results in a file.
X-Scan.A is not a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
X-Scan.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.