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|Effects: ||It logs keystrokes and accepts control commands, such as launching denial of service attacks against websites.|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 19, 2004|
Spybot.HW is a worm that spreads through peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs, such as KaZaA.
Spybot.HW logs keystrokes and stores them in text files. These text files are then sent via IRC.
In addition, Spybot.HW accepts remote control commands, such as launching denial of service (DoS) attacks against websites.
Spybot.HW is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.