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Category:  Riskware

Type:  Monitoring-Tool

Platform:  W32

Aliases:  Monitor, monitoring-tool, not-a-virus:Monitor, Monitoring-Tool:w32/, Monitor.win32


A program that monitors and records all actions on a computer, including keystrokes entered.


Automatic action

Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either prompt you for a desired action, allow the program to run, block access to the program but leave it in place, or move it to the quarantine where it cannot harm your device.

Allow blocked files and exclude files from scanning

If you are confident that you are aware of the risks involved in using the program and consent to its use, you may choose to allow the program to run. You can also change the settings of the F-Secure security product to exclude it from further scanning. Note: you need administrative rights to change the settings.

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Technical Details

Monitoring-tools are programs that allow a user to monitor the activities taking place on a computer system where the software is installed. Monitoring may either be done in real time, or the data may be logged in a file for later retrieval.

The legality of using a monitoring-tool can vary widely depending on the laws of the country and specific details of how it is used. For example, use of a monitoring-tool in the workplace may be considered legal depending on the national legislation and workplace guidelines applicable to that business environment.

In a malicious context, monitoring-tools may be installed onto a device by trojans and spyware.

Description Created: 2009-11-05 07:52:11.0

Description Last Modified: 2017-04-19 11:00:00.0