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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Prokeylogger

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Prokeylogger
Technical name:Application/Prokeylogger
Threat level:Medium
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

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

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT/ME/98/95

First detected on:July 22, 2006
Detection updated on:July 22, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Prokeylogger belongs to the category of Potentially Unwanted Programs, also known as PUPs. It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, captures passwords and screenshots.

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

The harvested information is stored in a log file, which is then sent via email or FTP in RTF or HTML format.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Prokeylogger is easy to recognize, as it displays the following images when it is run: