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PSW

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PSW
Technical name:Trj/PSW
Threat level:Low
Alias:Trojan/Win32.PassW,
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It obtains confidential information from computers.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:May 25, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Family:VALENTIN

Brief Description 

    

PSW is a Trojan designed to obtain confidential information from computers. It is programmed to obtain data belonging to the user of the affected computer, such as passwords, user names, etc.
It is very easy to become affected by PSW, as it reaches computers through many different means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

PSW is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has reached a computer.