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SpyAnywhere.A

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:SpyAnywhere.A
Technical name:Application/SpyAnywhere.A
Threat level:Medium
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It is an application that allows to remotely monitor and control the computer in which it is installed.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Dec. 23, 2003
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Country of origin:UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Brief Description 

    

SpyAnywhere.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.

SpyAnywhere.A is a program that allows to remotely monitor and control the computer where it is installed. It allows to carry out the following actions, among others: log keystrokes, control the open windows and the running applications, browse and download files, edit the Windows Registry, etc.

SpyAnywhere.A is not a risk by itself, but it could be used with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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