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|Effects: ||It logs the keystrokes entered by the user in a file that is then sent via e-mail to its author.|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 28, 2004|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Govnodav.A is a Trojan with Keylogger characteristics. Although it does not spread by itself, it has been mass-mailed.
Govnodav.A logs the keystrokes entered by the user in a file, but only if it finds certain text strings in the logged keystrokes. By doing this, Govnodav.A ensures that only captures data in computers where it exists a high possibility that it will find bank account passwords.
Govnodav.A sends the logged file via e-mail to its author.
Govnodav.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.