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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that allows to log keystrokes in a file, which can be sent via e-mail.>
|First detected on:||Sept. 17, 2004|
|Detection updated on:||March 26, 2010|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Ardamax 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.
Ardamax is a keylogger that captures data entries from the keyboard and stores them in an encrypted file. It allows to be configured to send the log file to a e-mail address.
Ardamax does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
Ardamax is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.