NetTool

Publication Date 04/19/2016
Parent class Riskware
Description

Programs classified as NetTool are designed to work with a network (for example, remotely rebooting a computer, scanning open network ports, remotely launching random applications, etc.). These features allow cyber criminals use them for malicious purposes, although the programs themselves are not malicious.

If a user has installed such a program on his/her computer, or if it was installed by a system administrator, then it does not pose any threat.

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