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Just Done My First Scan... Now What do I do ...?

By mypenry
Sep 22, 2006
  1. HI , Ive just done my first on line scan, ( Panda) and its found this .............

    Your computer is infected by Processor?

    Keep in mind that Processor is not really a virus but a Hacking Tool. So make sure that your Panda solution detects and removes this type of threat. For more detailed information, check the comparative table on Panda Products.
    Common Name .... Processor

    Technical name: .....Application/Processor
    Type ... Hacking Tool

    Effects ....

    It gathers information and interacts with the processes that are being run, it allows running processes to be viewed, closed, ended and suspended, and it permits process priority and affinity to be changed. It can be locally or remotely run.

    Processor 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.

    Processor is a command line application that can be locally or remotely run, as it is compatible with Telnet Server (tlntsvr).

    Processor gathers information and interacts with the processes that are being run in the affected computer. It permits running processes to be viewed, as well as their owners, set of permissions, CPU time, creation time, etc.

    Additionally, Processor allows processes to be ended or closed and to be suspended or resumed later. It also permits process affinity and priority to be changed.

    Processor does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions


    Ive run a full scan with the following , but they did not find the item...

    Ad-Aware
    Spybot S&D
    ewido 4 ( paid )
    AVG

    as a ' newbie ' can some one please tell me what I have to do next...? your comments and advice most welcome

    .............. Mypenry
     
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    Have you installed any process viewing utility ?

    It`s far more likely to be a legitimate program,that has been installed by

    you,than a hacking tool installed by a hacker.It might be part of one your

    other security programs.

    When I scanned with Panda,it said I had a reg scanner hacking tool.

    It turned out to be a program I installed a long time ago,and had forgotten about.
     
  3. mypenry

    mypenry TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks ..Peddant,
    I can't think of any thing ive downloaded for a long Time ...?
    is there a way to tell if ..(Technical name: .....Application/Processor
    Type ... Hacking Tool ) is actually a problem..? , and I can't understand why one of my other scanning applications did not pick it up..?

    Thanks ........... Mypenry
     
  4. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,644

    The reason why other apps did not pick it up,is either because it`s

    not really a problem(likely),or because Panda is better than all the rest(possible).:)

    You could try deleting it from the registry.Back up those keys,just in case.

    For a hacking tool to be used by a hacker,they have to get past your firewall,and Ewido (if you run it in real time).
     
  5. N3051M

    N3051M TS Rookie Posts: 2,800

    could be a false positive like peddant mentioned.. try and find out what file/directory/program/process its pointing to then google..
     
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