Threat Description

Monitoring-Tool: ​W32/VB


Category: Riskware
Type: Monitoring-Tool
Platform: W32


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


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically block the suspect file from running and prompt the user to select a further desired action.

Excluding a file from scanning

If you are aware of and accept any potential risk associated with this program, you can configure the F-Secure security product to exclude it from scanning.

Suspect a False Alarm?

If you suspect a file has been incorrectly identified as malicious, (that is, it is a False Alarm or a False Positive), please first ensure your F-Secure security program is up-to-date with the latest detection database updates, then rescan the suspect file.

If you continue to suspect a False Alarm, you may submit a sample of the suspect file to our Security Labs for further analysis via the Sample Analysis System (SAS).

More scanning & removal options

More information on scanning or removal options is available in the documentation for your F-Secure security product on the Downloads section of our Home - Global site.

You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.

Contact Support

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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

Description Created: 2009-03-25 05:25:33.0

Description Last Modified: 2009-03-25 09:46:57.0


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