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