Threat Description

TrojanDropper.FakeSpamFighter

Details

Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: TrojanDropper.FakeSpamFighter, TrojanDropper.FakeSpamFighter,Fake Lycos Screensaver, FakeSpamFighter, Fake Spam Fighter

Summary


A fake Lycos screensaver was distributed in e-mails on December 6th, 2004. The executable file attached to those e-mails was supposed to be the famous Lycos' 'Make Love Not Spam' screensaver that was attacking sites advertised by spammers (this project is now closed). Instead the file attached to those e-mails was a self-extracting RAR archive designed to drop a Perfect Keylogger components to a hard drive.



Removal


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Technical Details


Perfect Keylogger is an application to monitor what keys a user presses and to save this data to a file. The primary objective of such tools is to spy against users of affected computers.



Detection


Detection for this malware was published on December 6th, 2004 in the following F-Secure Anti-Virus updates:

Detection Type: PC
Database: 2004-12-06_03



Description Details: Alexey Podrezov, December 8th, 2004;


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