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Winkeylogger.A

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

It logs keystrokes in a file, which can be sent via e-mail stealthily.

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Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Feb. 7, 2004
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

Winkeylogger.A is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.

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

  • It logs keystrokes in an encrypted file with HTML format.
  • It sends the logged file via e-mail stealthily.
  • It captures information about the active window and the program to which it belongs.
  • It captures passwords.
  • The process belonging to Winkeylogger.A remains unseen, as it does not appear on the Task Manager.

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

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Visible Symptoms 

    

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