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WebRecorder.A

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:WebRecorder.A
Technical name:Application/WebRecorder
Threat level:Medium
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.

Affected platforms:

Windows NT

First detected on:April 6, 2004
Detection updated on:Dec. 27, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

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.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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