Welcome to the Virus Encyclopedia of Panda Security.
GoldenEye is a Potentially Unwanted Program, also known as PUP.
Due to their features or means of distribution, these programs can affect users' consent, awareness or control over operations like:
The evaluation criteria of PUPs are based on the proposals suggested by the Anti-Spyware Coalition, organization of which Panda Security is a member.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
GoldenEye does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs the attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.
GoldenEye has the following additional characteristics: