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|Alias:||Web recorder, TrojanSpy.Win32.WebPageRecorder|
|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It saves all the web pages accessed by the affected user, which is used to record e-mail messages in web mail services or log contents of web pages.|
|First detected on:||April 6, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 27, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
WebRecorder.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.
WebRecorder.A is a program that saves all the web pages accessed by the affected user. This application is used to:
- Record all the e-mail messages of any web mail service accessed.
- Log contents of web pages that use secure HTTPS connections, as well as password protected web pages.
Once it is installed, WebRecorder.A does not show any messages, thus making it difficult to be detected.
WebRecorder.A does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used obtain personal or confidential information from the affected user.
WebRecorder.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.