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Snapper.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Snapper.C
Technical name:W32/Snapper.C.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It makes screenshots each 9 seconds. This way, it can obtain information about the user's movements, actions, habits or even confidential information. It spreads through shared, mapped and removable drives, making copies of itself in them.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 8, 2009
Detection updated on:June 12, 2009
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Snapper.C is a worm which makes screenshots each 9 seconds and stores them in a directory of the system. These screenshots allow its creator to obtain information about the user's movements, actions, habits or even confidential information.

Snapper.C spreads through shared, mapped and removable drives, making copies of itself in them.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

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