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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||June 28, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||May 27, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Steam.E 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 sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user:
- It uses techniques included in its code to hide itself while it is active.
Steam.E 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.
- It is dropped or downloaded to the computer by other malware specimens, for example: Multidropper.BKT, Multidrp.RBS.