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The BITS service is used by the automatic Windows update feature to check and download updates if available. Although used by default only by Windows, this service can be managed/controlled by any running application. That's what BITS_tester tries to do.
Since XP version there have been Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) installed in the Windows OS by default. Using a tool called BITSadmin from the Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools it is possible to control this service and order it to connect to a specific URL and download a file from the Internet.
|Author||Tim Fish / Guillaume Kaddouch /David Matousec|
|Type of Test||Firewall and HIPS|
|Techniques used||Recursive Requests|
|Operating System(s)||Windows 2000/ Windows XP|
|Number of Tests||1|