Spyware.InfoStealer is Malwarebytes’ generic detection for applications that can harvest keystrokes, screenshots, network activity, and other information from systems where it is installed. It may also covertly monitor user behaviour and harvest personally identifiable information (PII) including names and passwords, keystrokes from emails, chat programs, websites visited, and financial activity.
This spyware may be capable of covertly collecting screenshots, video recordings, or the ability to activate any connected camera or microphone. Collected information may be stored locally and later retrieved, or may be transmitted to an online service or location.
Spyware.InfoStealer may run as a start-up entry and may be visible as running processes on compromised machines. Alternatively, Spyware.InfoStealer may also be configured in a manner which prevents visible processes and start-up entries
Spyware.InfoStealer may be distributed using various methods. This software may be packaged with free online software, or could be disguised as a harmless program and distributed by email. Alternatively, this software may be installed by an individual with physical or remote access to the computer. Spyware.InfoStealer may be installed with or without user consent.
Malwarebytes protects users from Spyware.InfoStealer by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove many Spyware.InfoStealer infections without further user interaction.