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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It allows to delete the application, security and system log files on Windows XP/2000/NT computers.|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 16, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Clearlogs.A is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.
Clearlogs.A affects Windows XP/2000/NT computers only. It allows to delete the application, security and system log files, which are files that record different events. It is run from a command line, and recognizes the following parameters:
-app: application logs.
-sec: security logs.
-sys: system logs.
In addition, it also allows to delete the log files on remote computers.
Clearlogs.A is not a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
Clearlogs.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.