Brutus AET 2

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Vendor Notes:

Brutus is one of the most popular Bruteforce password cracker. It is used to find out HTTP, POP3, FTP and Telnet servers' passwords. It can simultaneously build 60 connections. One can extend this tool with plugins. Facilitate dictionary based user/password attacks against various network applications. from the doc: 'It is a remote interactive authentication agent. Brutus is used to recover valid access tokens (usually a username and password) for a given target system. Examples of a supported target system might be an FTP server, a password protected web page, a router console a POP3 server etc.'


Application/Brutus.A [Panda]


Password Cracker: A tool to decrypt a password or password file. PestPatrol uses the term both for programs that take an algorithmic approach to cracking, as well as those that use brute force with a password cracking word list. Password crackers have legitimate uses by security administrators, who want to find weak passwords in order to change them and improve system security.

Dropper: In viruses and trojans, the dropper is the part of the program that installs the hostile code onto the system.

Similar Pests:

Password Cracker · Dropper





Date of Origin:

March, 2000



  • Brutus AET 2: < 0.00005%
  • More Info

    Clot Factor:

  • Brutus AET 2: 7
  • The "Clot Factor" is a measure of how much a pest "gums up" a machine by adding registry entries, files, and directories. As more objects are placed in a machine, manual removal becomes more difficult and more error-prone.


  • Brutus AET 2: Insufficient data to report growth
  • Operation

    Storage Required:

  • Brutus AET 2: at least 749 KB
  • Detection and Removal

    Automatic Removal:

    PestPatrol detects this.

    PestPatrol removes this.

    Manual Removal:

    Follow these steps to remove Brutus AET 2 from your machine. Begin by backing up your registry and your system, and/or setting a Restore Point, to prevent trouble if you make a mistake.
    Stop Running Processes:

    Kill these running processes with Task Manager:

    Remove Files:

    Remove these files (if present) with Windows Explorer:


    File Analyses:

    More Info:

  • AllTheWeb, AltaVista, AOL Search, Ask Jeeves, Google, HotBot, Lycos, LookSmart, MSN, Yahoo!
  • Research By:

  • PestPatrol's Pest Research Center
  • Last Revised:

    April 15, 2005