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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that allows to log keystrokes in a file, which can be sent via e-mail.>
|First detected on:||March 10, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Jan. 29, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
FamilyKeylog 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.
FamilyKeylog is a keylogger that captures data entries from the keyboard: passwords, chat conversations, data typed in specific windows, etc; and in which aplication they were entered.
It allows to be installed in stealth mode.
FamilyKeylog does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
FamilyKeylog is easy to recognize, as it displays the following window once it is installed: