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Ardamax Keylogger. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Ardamax Keylogger is a commercial system surveillance tool that tracks user activity and records all keystrokes. It sends the log to a configurable e-mail address or uploads it to a predefined FTP server. Ardamax Keylogger is able to hide its running processes and therefore avoid a detection. The threat must be manually installed. It runs on every Windows startup. Ardamax Keylogger properties:
• Sends out logs by FTP or email
• Logs keystrokes
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

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Ardamax Keylogger manual removal

Kill processes:
akl.exe, akv.exe, nsk.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Ardamax Keylogger
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Ardamax Keylogger Lite
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\App Paths\akl.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Ardamax Keylogger
Delete files:
akl.exe, akv.exe, nsk.exe, il.dll, kh.dll, akv.ini, settings.ini
Delete directories:
C:\Program Files\Ardamax Keylogger
C:\Program Files\NSK
Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL+H brings main Ardamax Keylogger window. The key combination may vary.

Geolocation of Ardamax Keylogger

Map reveals the prevalence of Ardamax Keylogger. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Brazil, Peru, Romania, Pakistan and Philippines.

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Comments on Ardamax Keylogger

Anyone having problems with ardamax uninstalation process can simply visit the official site and search in it for the ardamax uninstall tool. it is free and does a great job. After using it, just restart. For all others trying to do it manually, you should know that every version of ardamax has its own name and creates its own instalation folder. I mean that version 3.9 creates a folder like MAIWEQ, and 4.0 creates completely different one. Also the .exe file have different names every time you install the keylogger. So using the official uninstall tool from the site is the best option so far.
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Ian kenneth from PH
if you already uninstalled it... then after restarting your computer it is installed again...

you need to go to. C:, windows, system32, look for a folder named "MAIWEQ"
it is disguised... i destroyed it my self... after deleting this f......! folder...
After finally getting rid of ardamax 3.9 how do I enable my profile settings again that the program turned off. When I try to install a new program I get a error that says I dont have permission. ( I am logged on as admin. ) Every time I open Google it says it cannot find my profile. ANY HELP???
The hotkey to open Ardamax Keylogger 3.9 is ctrl+shift+alt+h, and ardamax keylogger hides the processes.And it is created in a folder like CSJ .

Source: my own experience
for me, only snapshot is updating rather than keystrokes. How do i make changes to get keystrokes logs?
For me, the key comnination is Ctrl-Alt-Shift-H which brings it up in the task bar.

Another way of removing it is to download the software from their website (free version), one of the included .exe files is an uninstaller
Lolz, the Ardamax Keylogger that may be reading what im typing is noob...
I've been warned it is very stealthy, and I want to be really sure It is gone...
So ill do what it says. =D
It might be one of your "friends" who have installed the ardamax keylogger to your computer. TRUST NO ONE!
my home is a very slowly

why did it?
I had exactly the same problem with Ardamax Keylogger and XoftSpy - it "sees" it but fails to identify it as a threat or remove it. I wound up reimaging my hard drive.

I am preplexed as to how it entered my system since I am running Norton Internet Security, XoftSpy, and Spybot Search & Destroy. All are updated weekly.
This could of happened when you installed a program you downloaded it from the internet
Ardamax has a feature to bind it to another file, so when you run the file that it was binded to, it silently installs along with the file your using
This is weird...I ran XoftSpy, it sees the ardamax but it won't register it as a spyware. I searched for the akl.exe and the dll but it's not on my system...what's going on here?

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