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Norton Traps Brutus as a Virus

By mainfo ·
to test my network whit brutus tool norton dont whant extract file he said hack or virus.if i close norton is not dangerous this tool.thank you

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by LMon In reply to Norton Traps Brutus as a ...

Brutus.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.

Brutus.A is a program that allows hackers to crack remote brute force passwords. This means that the application tries all the possible combinations until it finds the correct one.

Brutus.A supports different user authentication types such as POP3, HTTP, FTP , SMB, etc.

Brutus.A does not pose a risk by itself, but it could be used for cracking passwords illegally.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Norton Traps Brutus as a ...

I also have a copy of Brutus, and I know what you mean. A couple of months ago Symantec updated its definitions to include Brutus as a "hacktool".
You just need to disable your antivirus to install it. Then put an exclusion to exclude the directory where Brutus is in (c:\program files
brutus) before you run Brutus.
Turn your antivirus back on.
Run Brutus.

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