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KeyHook.B

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:KeyHook.B
Technical name:Application/KeyHook.B
Threat level:Low
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  It logs keystrokes and keyboard events.

Affected platforms:

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

Detection updated on:Feb. 24, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Keyhook.B 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.

Keyhook.B is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) that provides functions that log keystrokes and keyboard events.

Keyhook.B is not a risk by itself, but it is frequently used by Trojans, with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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