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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that logs the keystrokes typed by the user.
|First detected on:||July 6, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Dec. 1, 2006|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
GoldenKeyLog 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.
GoldenKeyLog logs the keystrokes typed by the user. It can be used to obtain passwords or other sensitive information, thus posing a threat to users' privacy.
GoldenKeyLog does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
GoldenKeyLog is easy to recognize once it has affected the computer, as the following icon appears in the System Tray: