Threat Description

Monitoring-Tool:​W32/VB

Details

Category: Riskware
Type: Monitoring-Tool
Platform: W32

Summary



A program that monitors and records all actions on a computer, including keystrokes entered.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



Monitoring-Tool:W32/VB is the detection name given to any application that logs user information (including passwords) and is written in the Visual Basic (VB) programming language.

These applications are usually knowingly& installed by users.

Common uses for these applications are:

  • Capturing login details and passwords for instant messenger (IM) programs like Yahoo! Messenger and MSN Chat.
  • As keyloggers, recording the user's keystrokes
  • Recording browser activities
  • Logging chat messages





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