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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Brutus.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Brutus.A
Technical name:Application/Brutus.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:PWCrack-Brutus
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that allows hackers to crack remote brute force passwords.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

Detection updated on:May 4, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Brutus.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.

Brutus.A is a program that allows hackers to crack remote brute force passwords. This means that the application tries all the possible combinations until it finds the correct one.

Brutus.A supports different user authentication types such as POP3, HTTP, FTP , SMB, etc.

Brutus.A does not pose a risk by itself, but it could be used for cracking passwords illegally.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Brutus.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.