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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Keylogger-Pro

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Keylogger-Pro
Technical name:Application/Keylogger-Pro
Threat level:Low
Alias:Keylogger-Pro
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that allows to log keystrokes in a file, which can be sent via e-mail.

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Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Sept. 27, 2004
Detection updated on:June 16, 2005
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Repair utility:Panda QuickRemover

Brief Description 

    

Keylogger-Pro 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.

Keylogger-Pro is a keylogger that captures data entries from the keyboard: passwords, chat conversations, data typed in specific windows, etc.

It allows to be installed in stealth mode and configured to send the log file to an e-mail address.

Keylogger-Pro does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.

Visible Symptoms 

    

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