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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Sinowal.JY

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sinowal.JY
Technical name:Trj/Sinowal.JY
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It monitors the web traffic and captures the information entered by the user in some websites. It deletes the cookies so that the user has to enter the access data required in certain websites. It does not spread automatically using its own means.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 2, 2007
Detection updated on:May 2, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sinowal.JY is a Trojan that monitors the web traffic and captures the information entered by the user in some websites.

Additionally, it deletes the cookies so that the user has to enter the access data required in certain websites.

Finally, it sends the gathered information and the name of the machine to its author.

Sinowal.JY does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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