Threat Description

Sniffer

Details

Category: Malware
Platform: W32
Aliases: Sniffer, Spoofer

Summary


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.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

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

For further assistance, F-Secure customers can request support online via the Request support or the Chat forms on our Home - Global site.







Description Details: Alexey Podrezov, July 14th, 2003
Description Last Modified: Alexey Podrezov, May 24th, 2004


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