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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It captures keystrokes.
It carries out actions that decrease the security level of the computer.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
, across the Internet.
|First detected on:||April 21, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 27, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Keylog.GK 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:
keystrokes, in order to obtain information for accessing online banking services, passwords and other confidential information.
It reduces the security level of the computer:
it changes the security settings of Internet Explorer, decreasing its security level; it listens on open ports in order to control the computer remotely.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It modifies system permissions in order to hide itself.
Keylog.GK uses the following propagation or distribution methods:
- Exploiting vulnerabilities with the intervention of the user: exploiting vulnerabilities in file formats or applications. To exploit them successfully it needs the intervention of the user: opening files, viewing malicious web pages, reading emails, etc.
- Via Internet, exploiting remote vulnerabilities: attacking random IP addresses, in which it tries to insert a copy of itself by exploiting one or more vulnerabilities.
Keylog.GK is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.