- Threat Level: High
- Description: Computer Watch Dog is a keylogger which captures all the keystrokes including username, password, credit card numbers etc. It also has the ability to take snapshots of the various applications used on the system on which it is installed. It can also send the log files to the email address specified. It does not however send these log files to its server, it is used solely for the user who installed it. The components used by Computer watch Dog are similar to the components used in KeyKey 2000 professional keylogger. Computer Watch Dog also installs Advanced Search Bar which is a legit IE search toolbar from the same company. We recommend that you should remove this immediately unless you have installed it for a purpose in which case it is not a threat.
- Type: TT_Keylogger
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- Removal: This infection can be removed using Spyware Doctor.
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