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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It allows passwords to be obtained locally or remotely from the local computer, Active Directory, SQL Server accounts and ASP. It can be installed voluntarily or without user´s consent.
|First detected on:||Nov. 10, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 9, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Ppa 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.
Ppa allows passwords to be obtained locally or remotely from different locations, such as the local computer, Active Directory, SQL Server accounts and ASP (Active Server Pages).
Ppa does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
Ppa is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as the following key-shaped icon appears in the System Tray: