Virus Encyclopedia

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Threat LevelHigh threat
DistributionNot widespread


Stone carries out the following actions:

  • Spyware programs are applications that gather information about users' Internet habits and preferences. The data, when collected, is sent to the creators themselves or to third parties, either directly or after being stored on computer.

    Spyware can be installed either with or without users' consent, and either with or without their knowledge about the data gathered and/or the use of it.


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

  • User's browsing habits.


Means of transmission 

Stone 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.

Further Details  

Stone has the following additional characteristics:

  • It is 164364 bytes in size.