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GhostKeyLog

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:GhostKeyLog
Technical name:Application/GhostKeyLogger.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:GhostKeyLog, TrojanSpy.Win32.GhostKeyLogger.a
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. 16, 2004
Detection updated on:March 7, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

GhostKeyLog.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.

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

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

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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