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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that logs the keystrokes typed by the user in a file that can be sent via email or by FTP. It is undetectable at a glance after its installation.
|First detected on:||July 18, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||July 18, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
RemoteLogger 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.
RemoteLogger logs the keystrokes typed by the user, which can be used to capture passwords or other kind of sensitive information. This would pose a threat to the user's confidentiality.
Then, the captured information can be sent via email or stored in an FTP server, at the choice of the person who installed it.
Aditionally, it is absolutely undetectable at a glance after its installation, as it is not visible in the task bar, in the System Tray, in the Task Manager, etc.
RemoteLogger does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
RemoteLogger is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.