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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It sends the information it has captured to a remote user.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||Aug. 31, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 26, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
SrchSpy.R is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It injects itself in running processes.
SrchSpy.R uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Downloader.KIY.