Trojan-PSW

Publication Date 04/19/2016
Parent class TrojWare
Description

Trojan-PSW programs are designed to steal user account information such as logins and passwords from infected computers. PSW is an acronym of Password Stealing Ware.

When launched, a PSW Trojan searches system files which store a range of confidential data or the registry. If such data is found, the Trojan sends it to its “master.” Email, FTP, the web (including data in a request), or other methods may be used to transit the stolen data.

Some such Trojans also steal registration information for certain software programs.

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