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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Elite

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

It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, captures passwords and screenshots, and can be used to view the emails that have been sent and received, among other actions.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:Dec. 13, 2005
Detection updated on:July 29, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Elite belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs. It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, captures screenshots and monitors the content of the clipboard, among other actions.

It can also be used to view the emails that have been sent and received and records the applications that have been run.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

Elite is easy to recognize, as it displays the following image belonging to the license agreement when it is installed:

In order to consult the routine followed by Elite, click here.