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It allows to get into the affected computer.
It searches for and steals passwords saved for certain Windows services.
It uses stealth techniques to avoid being detected by the user.
It does not spread automatically using its own means.
|First detected on:||June 12, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||June 12, 2008|
Privaz.A 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.
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.
Privaz.A 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.
Privaz.A is easy to recognize, as it shows the following symptoms:
- It displays false error messages when it is run.