Sniffer, Spoofer (generic description).
A sniffer or a spoofer is usually a standalone program to intercept and analyse certain data. For example a sniffer can intercept and analyse network traffic and catch certain data, for example passwords. Trojans sometimes use sniffing capabilities to steal passwords and user information from infected computers.
There also exist a lot of commercial and free sniffers. They can be used to analyse network traffic for perfomance, security issues and faults.
Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.
More information on scanning and removal options available in your F-Secure product can be found in the Help Center.
You may also refer to the Knowledge Base on the F-Secure Community site for more information.
Description Details: Alexey Podrezov, July 14th, 2003
Description Last Modified: Alexey Podrezov, May 24th, 2004