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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.
, through P2P programs.
|First detected on:||Jan. 25, 2007|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 25, 2007|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Keylogger.W 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; screenshots of actions carried out.
It sends the gathered information to a remote user by any available means: email, FTP, etc.
Keylogger.W 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.
- Peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs: it makes copies of itself with enticing names in shared folders belonging to these programs. Other users of this type of networks then voluntarily download and run the infected files.