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|Effects: ||It saves the data of the user of the affected computer for accessing an instant messaging service.|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 19, 2002|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
MSNPassSpy is a Trojan that stores the data of the user of the affected computer for accessing the MSN Messenger instant messaging service in a file. The data it obtains are the user name and password.
A hacker could use this information to access the connection accounts of affected users.
MSNPassSpy does not use any specific means to spread. It reaches computers through the normal means used by viruses: floppy disks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, etc.
MSNPassSpy is very easy to recognize as it simulates a connection to The MSN Messenger instant messaging service.
However, MSNPassSpy displays the following fake window:
For more information, see the section Means of Infection.