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GhostKeyLog.C

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:GhostKeyLog.C
Technical name:Application/GhostKeyLogger.C
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legal tool that logs keystrokes, captures passwords and registers the accessed web pages.

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Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Jan. 13, 2004
Detection updated on:Feb. 6, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

KeyGhost.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.

KeyGhost.A is a keylogger that has the following functionalities:

  • Log keystrokes in an encrypted file.
  • Send the logged file via e-mail stealthily.
  • Log the web pages that are accessed by the affected user.
  • Register the title of the active applications and the amount of time they have been running.
  • Capture passwords and texts hidden by asterisks.

KeyGhost.A is not a risk by itself, but it can be used to collect confidential data.

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Visible Symptoms 

    

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