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Spyagent.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Spyagent.A
Technical name:Application/Spyagent.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Spytech Spyagent,NetVizor, SpyAnywhere, SpyAol,
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a legal tool that allows certain commercial programs to carry out their actions, such as keylogging, remote control, etc.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 12, 2003
Detection updated on:Feb. 11, 2008
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Spyagent.A is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legal and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.

Spyagent.A is a dynamic link library (DLL) that hooks operating system functions and does not allow to detect some commercial programs of the company Spytech.

These commercial programs allow to carry out the following actions, among others:

  • Run stealthily, without the user noticing.
  • Log keystrokes (keylogger).
  • Run commands on remote computers.
  • Obtain information on the tasks performed in the remote computer: accessed web pages, printed documents, applications that are running, Internet connections, opened files and documents, e-mails and webmails, screenshots, etc.
  • Filter specified actions and do not allow to run programs, access certain web pages, access Windows functions, drives and Input/Output devices, etc.

Spyagent.A is not a risk by itself, but it could allow a malicious user to carry out the actions specified above on the affected computer.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Spyagent.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.