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|Effects: ||It obtains confidential information from affected computers.|
|Detection updated on:||May 19, 2003|
Swizzor is a Trojan whose main objective is to obtain confidential information from other computers using a spyware type program (a program that goes unnoticed by the user while it steals confidential information).
It is easy to be infected by Swizzor, as it reaches computers through many different means: e-mail messages with infected attachments, computer networks, CD-ROMs, Internet downloads, FTP, floppy disks, etc.
Swizzor is difficult to identify, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate that it has reached a computer.