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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that logs the keystrokes typed by the user, the programs that are run and information about the user's activity when browsing the Internet. Then, it sends the information it gathers via email.
|First detected on:||Sept. 7, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 8, 2005|
SpyEx.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.
SpyEx.A logs the typed keystrokes, the programs that are run and information about the user's activity while browsing the Internet, which can be used to capture passwords or other kind of sensitive information. This would pose a threat to the user's confidentiality.
Additionally, SpyEx.A can be configured to send the recorded data in an attached text file to a certain email address.
SpyEx.A does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
SpyEx.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.