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Threat LevelModerate threat
DistributionNot widespread
Common name:Stealer.G
Technical name:Trj/Stealer.G
Threat level:Low
Subtype: Password Stealer
Effects:   It steals confidential data from the affected computer and sends them to a hacker.
Affected platforms:

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

First detected on:Nov. 26, 2006
Detection updated on:Nov. 26, 2006
Proactive protection:
Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies

Brief Description 


Stealer.G is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.


It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy: passwords saved by certain Windows services.


Stealer.G does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an 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.