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|Alias:||RedHand Security Monitor,|
|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that monitors all the actions that the user carries out on the computer: programs used and usage time, keystrokes typed, etc.
|First detected on:||July 22, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||July 3, 2009|
|Yes, using TruPrevent Technologies
Redhand 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.
Redhand monitors all the actions that the user carries out on the computer. Once installed, this application goes into stealth mode and records the names of the programs used, including usage time and usage hours.
This application also logs the keystrokes typed by the user, and is able to monitor different users of a same computer.
Redhand does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
Redhand is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.