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Govnodav.A

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Govnodav.A
Technical name:Trj/Govnodav.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:Keylog-Stawin, TrojanSpy.Win32.Keylogger.aa
Type:Trojan
Subtype: Keylogger
Effects:  It logs the keystrokes entered by the user in a file that is then sent via e-mail to its author.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Jan. 28, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Govnodav.A is a Trojan with Keylogger characteristics. Although it does not spread by itself, it has been mass-mailed.

Govnodav.A logs the keystrokes entered by the user in a file, but only if it finds certain text strings in the logged keystrokes. By doing this, Govnodav.A ensures that only captures data in computers where it exists a high possibility that it will find bank account passwords.

Govnodav.A sends the logged file via e-mail to its author.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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