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Panda Protection

Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Fingerprints

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

It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, captures passwords, monitors the accessed websites, and the email messages, chat conversations and instant messages, among other actions.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 17, 2005
Detection updated on:Dec. 17, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Fingerprints belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs. It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, captures passwords and monitors the accessed websites, among other actions.

It can also be used to view the email messages, chat conversations and instant messages.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

Fingerprints is easy to recognize, as it displays the following image when it is run: