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Swizzor

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Swizzor
Technical name:Trj/Swizzor
Threat level:Low
Alias:TrojanDownloader.Win32.Swizzor.B
Type:Trojan
Effects:  It obtains confidential information from affected computers.
Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:May 19, 2003
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Swizzor is a Trojan whose main objective is to obtain confidential information from other computers using a spyware type program (a program that goes unnoticed by the user while it steals confidential information).

It is easy to be infected by Swizzor, as it reaches computers through many different means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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