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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

ActualSpy

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:ActualSpy
Technical name:Application/ActualSpy
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, which can be sent via email, FTP, etc. It monitors the content of the clipboard, the printing of documents, or the accesed websites, among others.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98

First detected on:Dec. 7, 2005
Detection updated on:June 7, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

ActualSpy belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs. It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, and then, the captured information can be sent via email, the FTP server or the local net.

It also captures screenshots, and monitors several events, such as the content of the clipboard, the printing of documents or the accesed websites, among others.

Aditionally, it can be run in stealth mode, in order not to be visible in System Tray.

Visible Symptoms 

    

ActualSpy is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.