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Sckeylog

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Sckeylog
Technical name:Trj/Sckeylog
Threat level:Low
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It saves all the keystrokes entered by the user in a file that it sends out to the virus author.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 15, 2002
Detection updated on:Jan. 29, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Sckeylog is a Trojan that logs the keystrokes entered by the user of the affected computer and saves them in a file with a DAT extension. Then, the virus sends it out via e-mail to the virus author.

By doing this, the hacker can find out some of the user’s confidential data, such as passwords for accessing certain Internet services, bank account numbers, etc.

Sckeylog does not use any specific means to spread. It can reach computers through the usual means used by viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMS, e-mail messages with infected attachments, Internet downloads, FTP, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Sckeylog is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings indicating that it has reached the computer.