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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

Smartmon

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

It is a legitimate tool that monitors the user-defined printer, looking for certain keywords, and can carry out different actions if if finds any.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:June 13, 2005
Detection updated on:Sept. 6, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Smartmon 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.

Smartmon monitors the user-defined printer, looking for certain keywords. It can be configured to carry out a set of different actions if it finds any of the predetermined keywords.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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