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SCKeylog.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SCKeylog.A
Technical name:Application/SCKeylog.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:SC-KeyLog, Trj/SCKeyLog.T, Trj/PSW.M2.16
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is a legal tool that creates programs for logging keystrokes and other events.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Oct. 2, 2003
Detection updated on:Nov. 28, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

SCKeylog.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.

SCKeylog.A is a tool that allows to create programs to log keystrokes (keylogger) and other events.

SCKeylog.A is not a risk by itself, but several worms and Trojans use this application in order to collect confidential data: passwords, content of e-mail messages, etc.

Visible Symptoms 

    

SCKeylog.A is easy to recognize, as it displays the following welcome message once it is run: