This type of trojan secretly installs spy programs and/or keylogger programs.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
Various trojans may compromise system security by forwarding authentication information (logins and passwords, credit card numbers, etc.) to malicious parties. It is therefore very important to change all authentication details after disinfection, to protect against further misuse.
If your credit card number has been stolen or your bank account information has been compromised, it is recommended to contact your credit card company or bank for help.
Data theft may be legally classified as serious abuse in your jurisdiction; you may wish to contact the local cybercrime authorities for investigation. In this case, do not perform any disinfection actions on your computer before it is inspected by the authorities.
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A Trojan-Spy is a type of trojan with a wide range of capabilities, including performing keylogging, monitoring processes on the computer and stealing data from files saved on the machine.
A Trojan-Spy will searches for specific files or data on an infected computer, which can be forwarded to, or retrieved by, the attacker. The type of information sought varies: some trojans try to locate 'key' files that contain authentication information for certain programs or services; others steal the serial numbers of software installed on an infected system.