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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

peSky.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:peSky.A
Technical name:Trj/peSky.A
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It logs the keystrokes typed by the user and it is programmed to download a worm that spreads through Skype. It could reach the computer in a link sent through Skype.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Dec. 19, 2006
Detection updated on:Dec. 19, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

peSky.A is a Trojan that logs the keystrokes typed by the user. This way, it could obtain confidential information about the user, such as passwords.

Additionally, it is programmed to download from a certain website a worm that spreads through the Skype program.

peSky.A does not spread automatically using its own means. However, it could reach the computer in a link sent by a worm that spreads through the program Skype.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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