LOIC

March 4th, 2012

Description:
LOIC (an acronym for Low Orbit Ion Cannon) is an open source network stress testing application

Size:

100 KB 

Last Update:

March 4th, 2012 

Version:

1.0.7.42 

OS Support:

Windows All 

License/Program Type:

Freeware (gpl) 

Price:

Downloads:

70 

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LOIC Screenshots
Editor's Opinion
LOIC - the well-known tool that makes launching DDoS attacks quite easy.
Editor's Description
If you need to stress test a server, to learn more about the infamous yet ubiquitous DDos attacks, or for any other purpose that involve DDos attacks and not only (and, of course, on your own risk), this little freeware tool should make things much easier.

LOIC (an acronym for Low Orbit Ion Cannon - name inspired by the weapon from the Command & Conquer series) is a powerful, simple, open source network stress testing application, written in C#.

LOIC was initially created and developed by Praetox Technologies, but later it was released into the public domain.

LOIC is a tiny utility that offers a simple interface to perform a Denial-of-Service (DoS) attack (or when used by multiple individuals, a DDoS attack) on a target website, host or server by flooding it with TCP packets, UDP packets, or HTTP requests with the intention of disrupting the service of that specific host.

There's another side of this tool, that you should be aware of, if you're not yet - LOIC comes with a mode, "the HIVEMIND mode", which can connect your client to an IRC server so it can be controlled remotely. This is known as "a voluntary botnet" - meaning you choose to approve the usage of your copy of LOIC (and turn your computer into a "bot") as resource for DDos attacks.

In an end note, some say it's a scam or a useless software, others say it's a great tool. All in all, it's a free application downloaded by a lot people. Anyway, you should only download this at your own risk, and preferably, if you know exactly what you are doing and if you are truly aware of the potential consequences of your actions.

NOTE: Kaspersky and other security products will block the access and the use of this program. It is detected as containing potential malware, therefore - only download and use at your own risk.

USE ON YOUR OWN RISK. WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES.
LOIC Award
LOIC Antivirus Scan Report done by Softoxi.com
LOIC Scan reports
avast! 4.8 Scan Report:

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* avast! Report
* This file is generated automatically
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* Task 'Simple user interface' used
* Started on Monday, January 10, 2011 3:41:26 PM
* VPS: 100909-0, 09/09/2010
*

C:\Softoxi\loic-1.0.4-binary.zip\LOIC.exe [+] is OK
C:\Softoxi\loic-1.0.4-binary.zip [+] is OK
Infected files: 0
Total files: 2
Total folders: 1
Total size: 230.2 KB

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* Task stopped: Monday, January 10, 2011 3:41:26 PM
* Run-time was 0 second(s)
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Kaspersky IS 7 Scan Report:

Scan : completed
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Scanned: 2
Detected: 1
Untreated: 1
Start time: 1/10/2011 3:41:28 PM
Duration: 00:00:03
Finish time: 1/10/2011 3:41:31 PM


Detected
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Status Object
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detected: malware HackTool.MSIL.Loic.z File: C:\Softoxi\loic-1.0.4-binary.zip/LOIC.exe


Events
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Time Name Status Reason
---- ---- ------ ------
1/10/2011 3:41:28 PM File: C:\Softoxi\loic-1.0.4-binary.zip archive ZIP
1/10/2011 3:41:28 PM File: C:\Softoxi\loic-1.0.4-binary.zip/LOIC.exe detected: malware 'HackTool.MSIL.Loic.z'
1/10/2011 3:41:28 PM File: C:\Softoxi\loic-1.0.4-binary.zip/LOIC.exe not disinfected postponed
1/10/2011 3:41:28 PM File: c:\softoxi\loic-1.0.4-binary.zip archive ZIP
1/10/2011 3:41:28 PM File: c:\softoxi\loic-1.0.4-binary.zip/LOIC.exe detected: malware 'HackTool.MSIL.Loic.z'
1/10/2011 3:41:31 PM File: c:\softoxi\loic-1.0.4-binary.zip/LOIC.exe not disinfected skipped by user


Statistics
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Object Scanned Dangerous objects Untreated Deleted Moved to Quarantine Archives Packed files Password protected Corrupted
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Settings
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Parameter Value
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Security Level Custom
Action Prompt for action when the scan is complete
Run mode Manually
File types Scan all files
Scan only new and changed files No
Scan archives all
Scan embedded OLE objects all
Do not scan archives larger than No
Skip if scan takes longer than No
Parse email formats Yes
Scan password-protected archives Yes
Use iChecker technology No
Use iSwift technology No
Register information about dangerous objects in application statistics Yes
Rootkit scan Yes
Extended rootkit scan Yes
Use heuristic analyser Yes
Heuristic analyser level 10

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