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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that controls the affected computer remotely. It can download files, end processes, log the keystrokes typed by the user in a file that can be sent via email, etc.
|First detected on:||Oct. 21, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Oct. 24, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Mirkov 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.
Mirkov is used to control the affected computer remotely by means of a web browser. It can receive several control orders: download files, end processes or log the keystrokes typed by the user, which can be used to capture passwords or other kind of sensitive information. This would pose a threat to the user's confidentiality.
Mirkov does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
Mirkov is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.