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Systemcheck

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Systemcheck
Technical name:Spyware/Systemcheck
Threat level:Low
Type:Spyware
Effects:  

It harvests data from the affected computer about the programs that are being run and about Internet such as, the start page or the favourite web pages. Then, it sends the gathered information to a certain website.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 19, 2004
Detection updated on:May 19, 2004
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Systemcheck is a spyware that harvests data from the affected computer about the programs that are being run and about Internet such as, the start page or the favourite web pages. Then, it sends the gathered information to a certain website.

Spyware can be installed with the user consent and awareness, but sometimes it is not. The same happens with the knowledge or lack of knowledge regarding data collected and the way it is used.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Systemcheck is difficult to recognize as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.