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February 13, 2007 11:48:55 AM
Security Assessment Tool
Risk Impact:
File Names:
%ProgramsFiles%\Cain\UNINSTAL.EXE %ProgramsFiles%\Cain\Credits.txt %ProgramsFiles%\Cain\Cain.e
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP


CainAbel is a Security Risk program that can sniff and crack passwords.

Note: Definitions dated prior to March 13, 2006 detect this risk as PWSteal.Cain.


Your Symantec program detects CainAbel.


This security risk can be manually installed or installed as a component of another program.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version October 2, 2014 revision 022
  • Latest Rapid Release version April 20, 2015 revision 040
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 13, 2006
  • Latest Daily Certified version April 20, 2015 revision 041
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 15, 2006
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