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KeyLogger.ArdamaxKeylogger Analysis Report
Threat Submitted On: 8/30/2007 9:09:56 AM
Threat Analysed On: 8/30/2007 2:09:56 PM
Threat Updated On: 1/27/2011 7:52:28 AM
Type : KeyLogger
Symptoms of ArdamaxKeylogger
  • Records every keystroke typed on the computer.
  • Runs in stealth mode.
  • Usually takes system snapshots at regular time intervals that may include all chat conversations, email, URL of visited websites, clipboard data etc.
  • Information is saved in the form of logs and sent to the intruder.
Alias : KeyLogger.ArdamaxKeylogger
Md5 Hash : [e1079a040d4086286ff74d25c15579fa]
File Size : (428233 bytes)

Technical Details

Here are the Technical findings of our analysis team after analyzing this malware in detail :-

Creates the following infected Files on user's System
Delete the following Files to remove Infection
File: ardamax keylogger.lnk
Path : %allusersprofile%\start menu\programs\ardamax keylogger

Md5Hash :df0dd15d145d0a33b3f5749a0704ddbe ( 669 bytes)
File: help.lnk
Path : %allusersprofile%\start menu\programs\ardamax keylogger

Md5Hash :2ea4a71b9f919e0dfe5cedc8ac903d31 ( 625 bytes)
File: log viewer.lnk
Path : %allusersprofile%\start menu\programs\ardamax keylogger

Md5Hash :d66f0dd4d75921dd480e7888474ae721 ( 683 bytes)
File: htv.004
Path : %programfiles%\htv

Md5Hash :e8637cbbb88a83f935af4f77410f78c9 ( 14848 bytes)
File: htv.exe
Path : %programfiles%\htv

Md5Hash :cca2c7c5f4e57ee095cbf1bee1fc9b67 ( 483840 bytes)
File: uninstall.exe
Path : %programfiles%\htv

Md5Hash :83cac9da65204dca68d957c5731a7059 ( 45189 bytes)
File: setup_akl.exe
Path : %workingdir%

Md5Hash :e1079a040d4086286ff74d25c15579fa ( 428233 bytes)
The following Registry Values are added to the provided Registry Keys :-
Delete the added Values from the Key to remove Infection
|__ Value Added :
htv agent = "%programfiles%\htv\htv.exe"
Creates the following child process(s) on execution:


Creates the Following MUTEX(s) on user's System:-


1. %allusersprofile% Refers to the windows all users profile folder. By default it is 'C:\Documents and Settings\All Users'
2. %programfiles% Refers to the program files folder. By default it is 'C:\Program Files'
3. %workingdir% Refers to the current directory in which user is working.

Important: We strongly recommend that you backup the Registry before making any changes to it. Incorrect changes to the Registry can result in permanent data loss or corrupted Files. Modify the malicious\suspicious Subkeys only.

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To modify registry entries in Windows Operating System:
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1. Click Start > Run
2. Type “regedit” : to open registry editor
3. Navigate to required registry Key from the Left Tree control and modify accordingly.

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