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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a firewall that filters SYN packets.
|First detected on:||July 19, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||July 19, 2005|
AFXFireWall.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.
AFXFireWall.A is a firewall that filters SYN (SYNchronize) packets. When an SYN packet is sent to an unathorized TCP port, AFXFireWall.A answers with an RST packet, automatically closing the connection.
Additionally, the files belonging to AFXFireWall.A can be usually found compressed in a file called FIREWALL.ZIP.
AFXFireWall.A does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
AFXFireWall.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.