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Clearlogs application

by Marianna Schmudlach / December 8, 2003 7:48 AM PST

Program Information
Discovery Date: 12/05/2003
Origin: Unknown
Length: 13,824 bytes
Type: Program
SubType: Tool

This detection covers a "potentially unwanted program". It is not a virus or trojan.

This program may be found with the file name "sysl.exe", however this is easily changed.

The application is designed to clear information from log files, such as the System, Application and Security logs. This program can be used by system administrators for its intended purpose, but may also be misused by hackers to conceal break-in attempts.

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