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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that allows to download files via FTP, HTTP or HTTPS.
|First detected on:||Sept. 22, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 25, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
ToolWget 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.
ToolWget is a command line program (it does not have a graphic interface) that allows to download files via FTP, HTTP or HTTPS.
As it is run from a command line, it can be easily called using scripts, which could allow a hacker to use a script in a computer in order to download malicious files to it.
ToolWget does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
ToolWget is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.