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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

YahooPsw.S

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

It is designed to steal the user's login credentials to access the Yahoo Messenger. Once obtained, the information is sent via email. It reaches the computer in a file with the icon of a bar code.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 18, 2008
Detection updated on:Oct. 21, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

YahooPsw.S is a Trojan which is designed to steal the user's login credentials to access the Yahoo Messenger. In order to do so, it logs the keystrokes typed by the user and the activity of the mouse, and it captures screenshots.

YahooPsw.S does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

YahooPsw.S is easy to recognize, as it reaches the computer in a file with the icon of a bar code: