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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

QuickKeylog

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:QuickKeylog
Technical name:Application/QuickKeylog
Threat level:Low
Alias:Keylog-Quick,
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that logs keystrokes entered by the affected user and stores them in a hidden and encrypted file.

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Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:May 10, 2005
Detection updated on:Nov. 5, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

QuickKeylog 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.

QuickKeylog logs keystrokes entered by the affected user and stores them in a hidden and encrypted file, which is accessible for the user who installed it only.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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