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Virus Encyclopedia

Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.

SpyPc

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

It logs the keystrokes typed by the user, captures screenshots periodically, allows the computer to be blocked, disables several system functions, and registers the executed programs and accessed files.

Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:July 14, 2005
Detection updated on:May 24, 2007
StatisticsNo
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 

    

SpyPc 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.

SpyPc allows the computer to be controlled:

  • It logs the keystrokes typed by the user.
  • It captures screenshots periodically.
  • It allows the computer to be blocked.
  • It disables several system functions.
  • It registers the programs that have been run and the files that have been accessed.

 

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

Visible Symptoms 

    

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