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AttachMsngr.G

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:AttachMsngr.G
Technical name:Trj/AttachMsngr.G
Threat level:Medium
Type:Trojan
Effects:  

It steals all type of information about the user, such as passwords and usernames, by logging the keystrokes typed by the user and the mouse movements. It can also store the user's MSN Messenger conversations. Then, it sends the gathered information to its author.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 22, 2007
Detection updated on:Sept. 22, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

AttachMsngr.G is a Trojan that steals all type of information about the user, such as passwords and usernames, by logging the keystrokes typed by the user and all the movements made with the mouse.

Additionally, it is designed to store a log with the user's MSN Messenger conversations, possibly with malicious purposes.

Then, all the harvested information is sent to its creator via email. In order to do so, it uses its own SMTP engine.

AttachMsngr.G 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 

    

AttachMsngr.G is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as it displays the following image when it is run and whenever Windows is started:

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