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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate program that allows a remote user to administer the affected computer, as if the remote user was seated in front of the affected system.
|First detected on:||Sept. 8, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 9, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
MiniRC 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.
MiniRC allows a remote user to administer the affected computer, as if the remote user was seated in front of the affected system.
Additionally, MiniRC can register itself as a Windows service.
MiniRC does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
MiniRC is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.