Infected with PC Acme ?
The PC Acme program is a monitoring application.
The PC Acme program is designed for stealth monitoring of a user's computer activities. The product is sold at its official website www.pcacme.com. The website offers three versions of the product namely:
* PC ACME LITE;
* PC ACME STANDARD;
* and PC ACME PROFESSIONAL.
It has a UNICODE support, which enables the application to capture information written in any language.
The PC Acme program may capture every keystroke entered on the keyboard by the user. It also captures window texts, clipboards and texts from Microsoft Office documents. All the pieces of gathered data by the program are saved to a hidden encrypted log file. The log file is located in the hard disk of the monitored computer. These pieces of information are recorded and processed before entering it into the database. Reports from the database can then be converted into the HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) format. This program may then send the gathered information to a remote computer when an Internet connection is available.
The program has the ability to track Internet activity. It has the ability to monitor the user's viewed Web pages. The application also records emails, instant messenger conversations and chat sessions. It may also capture screenshots of the desktop and utilize the user's webcam to view the activities of the unsuspecting user. The captured images may be viewed through a remote computer.
This program is invisible to monitoring tools and the system firewall. The program functions on the system kernel level, which may be hidden from detections by anti-malware applications. The application may be difficult to remove even if the user utilizes the Add/Remove Programs function of the computer.
The program may create startup values and modify system registry entries without consent. It launches on every system startup and may provide a network connection for a remote user.
The PC Acme program reportedly functions in Windows 2000 and Windows XP Operating Systems.
Raytown Corporation LLC
|Threat Level: Potentially unwanted application|
|Records personal data / keystrokes|
|Hijacks internet browser|
|Allows remote influence|
|Downloads unsolicited files|
|Disables programs / system|
|Makes unauthorized phone calls|
|Exploits a security flaw|
|Floods internet connection|
|Tracks browsing activity with installed applications|
|Tracks browsing activity with cookies|
|Installs without user consent|
|Inadequate uninstall procedures|
|Insufficient privacy disclosure and consent|
|Uses excessive system resources|
|Makes fraudulent claims about spyware detection and removal|
|Performs Silent Updates|
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