PWSteal

Category: Misunderstanding Discovered On: 31 Dec 1999
Type: misunderstanding Updated On: 08 Jun 2006
Aliases: PWSteal.Trojan

Description

PWSteal is not the name of a virus, but a name used by Symantec's Norton Anti-Virus when it thinks it may have found a password stealing trojan horse.

You may like to re-scan your system with Sophos Anti-Virus - if it is a virus or trojan horse that Sophos knows about it will tell you its correct name.

However, according to postings on the internet Norton Anti-Virus has been incorrectly identifying files as PWSteal when they are in fact not malicious.

We recommend you contact Symantec technical support to verify if you are experiencing a Norton Anti-Virus false alarm.

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