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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

PCSpy.A

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:PCSpy.A
Technical name:Application/PCSpy.A
Threat level:Low
Alias:TrojanSpy.Win32.PCSpy.b,
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a tool that allows screen capturing in the affected computer.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 11, 2004
Detection updated on:May 10, 2010
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

PCSpy.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.

PCSpy.A allows screen capturing at set intervals in the affected computer. Unlike other tools that carry out this action, it does not need any additional software to be installed on the affected computer.

PCSpy.A does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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

The image below is just sample screen capture. This image is never shown: