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XPCSpy

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:XPCSpy
Technical name:Application/XPCSpy
Threat level:Medium
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, captures passwords and monitors the accessed websites, email messages, chat conversations and instant messages, among other actions. It uses rootkit functionalities in order to hide its processes.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:March 10, 2007
Detection updated on:Sept. 8, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

XPCSpy 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, and the accessed websites, among other actions.

Additionally, it has rootkit functionalities in order to hide its processes.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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