PUP.Optional.EmployeeMonitor is a generic detection name for commercial system monitor applications branded as tools to be used as monitoring agents for employee activity. PUP.Optional.EmployeeMonitor may covertly monitor user behavior and harvest personally identifiable information including: usernames & passwords, keystrokes from emails, chat programs, websites visited, and financial activity.
PUP.Optional.EmployeeMonitor may be capable of the covert collection of screenshots, video recordings, or the ability to activate any connected camera or microphone. Collected information may be stored locally and later retrieved, or may be transmitted to an online service or location.
PUP.Optional.EmployeeMonitor may run as a start-up entry and may be visible as running processes on compromised machines. PUP.Optional.EmployeeMonitor may also be configured in a manner which prevents visible processes, and start-up entries.
PUP.Optional.EmployeeMonitor could be distributed using various methods and may be packaged free software or other online software, or may be installed by an individual with physical or remote access to the computer. PUP.Optional.EmployeeMonitor may be installed with or without user consent.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove many PUP.Optional.EmployeeMonitor infections without further user interaction.