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Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

GoldenKeyLog

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:GoldenKeyLog
Technical name:Application/GoldenKeyLog
Threat level:Low
Alias:Monitor.Win32.GoldenKeylogger, Spyware.GoldenKeylog
Type:Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Effects:  

It is a legitimate tool that logs the keystrokes typed by the user.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 6, 2005
Detection updated on:Dec. 1, 2006
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

GoldenKeyLog 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.

GoldenKeyLog logs the keystrokes typed by the user. It can be used to obtain passwords or other sensitive information, thus posing a threat to users' privacy.

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

GoldenKeyLog is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as the following icon appears in the System Tray: