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|Type:||Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)|
It is a legitimate tool that logs the keystrokes typed by the user.
|First detected on:||Aug. 30, 2005|
|Detection updated on:||Aug. 30, 2005|
|Country of origin:||CHINA|
KeyMask 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.
KeyMask logs the keystrokes typed by the user, which can be used to capture passwords or other kind of sensitive information. This would pose a threat to the user's confidentiality.
KeyMask does not pose a risk by itself, but it can be used with malicious intentions.
KeyMask is difficult to recognize, as it does not display any messages or warnings that indicate it has reached the computer.