Published Apr 28, 2008 | Updated Sep 15, 2017

MonitoringTool:Win32/Ardamax

Severe |Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Aliases: Win-Trojan/Ardamax.404480 (AhnLab) W32/Ardamax.G (Command) Potentially Harmful program Ardamax.MN (AVG) Win32/KeyLogger.Ardamax (ESET) not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.Ardamax.w (other) Ardamax.Keylogger (Sunbelt Software) Spyware.Ardakey (Symantec) RiskWare.Ardamaxview.A (VirusBuster)

Summary

Microsoft security software detects and removes this unwanted software.

This monitoring tool monitors what you do on your PC.

The tool can capture your activity on your PC (such as the keys you press when typing in passwords) and might send this information to a hacker.

Find out more about how and why we identify unwanted software.

This program poses a severe threat to your PC.

The following free Microsoft software detects and removes this unwanted software:

You can also visit the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

This threat tries to steal your sensitive and confidential information. If you think your information has been stolen, see:

You should change your passwords after you've removed this threat:

Protect your email accounts

This threat can let others hack into your email accounts.

You should change your passwords after you've removed this threat:

Enable MAPS 

Enable the Microsoft Active Protection Service (MAPS) on your system to protect your enterprise software security infrastructure in the cloud.

  1. Check if MAPS is enabled in your Microsoft security product:

    1. Select Settings and then select MAPS.

    2. Select Advanced membership, then click Save changes. With the MAPS option enabled, your Microsoft anti-malware security product can take full advantage of Microsoft's cloud protection service

  2. Join the Microsoft Active Protection Service Community.
Get more help

You can also visit our advanced troubleshooting page or search the Microsoft virus and malware community for more help.

If you’re using Windows XP, see our Windows XP end of support page.

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