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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that allows hackers to crack remote brute force passwords.
|Detection updated on:||May 4, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
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.
Brutus.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.