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It steals confidential data from the affected computer and sends them to a hacker.
|First detected on:||Nov. 12, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Nov. 12, 2005|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
PWSteal.O is a Trojan, which although seemingly inoffensive, can actually carry out attacks and intrusions.
It captures certain information entered or saved by the user, with the corresponding threat to privacy:
passwords saved by certain Windows services.
PWSteal.O does not spread automatically using its own means. It needs an attacking user's intervention in order to reach the affected computer. The means of transmission used include, among others, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, email messages with attached files, Internet downloads, FTP, IRC channels, peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing networks, etc.