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Hello, CheeseHacker here. In this post, I will be exploring an application called AutoScan Network. This software is GUI based, so it will be easy to use for some people that don’t like the Command Line Interface like me. I will include the download link at the bottom of the post.🙂 
The journey begins *dun dun dun*
After I installed the software, I tried opening the software, and this is how it looks.
First time opening AutoScan
A wizard is open to add a network. So, I tried clicking forward.
And I’m greeted by something I’m unfamiliar with. So I tried messing around a bit, and this is what I input in the wizard.
Then, I tried clicking Forward again.
I have no idea what to do at this point, so I just click Forward without changing anything.
This time, I changed the network Interface to match what I input earlier, which network address is 192.168.45.0 (192.168.45.128 is the VMXPSP3’s IP address). Then, I clicked forward twice again (the next part is just confirmation, so I’m skipping it😛 ) .
Then, it starts an automatic scan of the network. I am surprised myself that the tool is this simple. So, I just need to add a network on the software, then the program will do the scan by itself. It will detect all the hosts in the network. So, there I was, starting a VM spree by turning on all my VMs and their Host-Only connections. This is the result.
Ah, the beauty of simple programs.
All of the VMs are detected. The IP above are my host machine, DEN-WEB2, VMXPSP3, Backtrack, and Kali Linux, in the order above. The last one is the firewall, I think. Not only that, the software also does OS fingerprinting automatically.
OS fingerprinting is the attempt to determine what OS the host is running by sending packets (active probing) or analyzing received packets (passive probing). After this, I tried looking around the results of the test. I found some more info.
The program also automatically do port scanning! This software is really something. This will further make my job easier. And from what I see, the port scanning is pretty accurate because when I tried doing scans using other tool such as SuperScan (Link will also be included below😉 ), the result is the same for all of the regular ports.
The result using SuperScan
However, from my experience using this software, it looks like this software lacks the ability to do advanced port scanning, such as using port range or other packet types. There is a console tool which I haven’t tried yet, so maybe it’s there somewhere. I’ll try that part in the next post🙂 .
That’s the end of this post. Hope my post helps you use this tool🙂 . See you in the next post. CheeseHacker out.
Download Links :
1. AutoScan Network : http://autoscan-network.com/download/
2. SuperScan : http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/termsofuse.aspx?url=http://b2b-download.mcafee.com/products/tools/foundstone/superscan-4.1.zip