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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a tool that allows screen capturing in the affected computer.
|First detected on:||May 11, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||May 10, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
PCSpy.A is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.
PCSpy.A allows screen capturing at set intervals in the affected computer. Unlike other tools that carry out this action, it does not need any additional software to be installed on the affected computer.
PCSpy.A does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
PCSpy.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.
The image below is just sample screen capture. This image is never shown: