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|Alias:||Iopus Starr, ActMon, BEEE, IopusStarr,|
|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
|Effects: ||It allows to monitor Internet and system activities. It has a protection that makes it difficult to be detected.|
|First detected on:||March 22, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||July 15, 2008|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Starr.A is a Hacking Tool. Though these programs are legitimate and useful tools when they are appropriately used, a hacker could take advantage of them in order to carry out malicious actions.
Starr.A is a program that allows to monitor Internet and system activities. For example, it allows to log keystrokes.
It incorporates a protection system at kernel-level, which makes it difficult to be detected.
Starr.A is not a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
Starr.A is difficult to recognize, as it does not show any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.