Short bio

Spyware.HawkEyeKeylogger is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a commercial system monitor application distributed by Hawkeye Products. It may have the capabilities to harvest stored credentials, keystrokes, screenshots, network activity, and other information from systems where this software is installed. It may also covertly monitor user behaviour and harvest personally identifiable information including names and passwords, keystrokes from emails, chat programs, websites visited, and financial activity.

Spyware.HawkEyeKeylogger may be able to covertly collect screenshots, video recordings, or it may 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.


Spyware.HawkEyeKeylogger may run as a start-up entry and may be visible as running processes on compromised machines. Alternatively, this spyware may also be configured in a manner which prevents visible processes and start-up entries.

Type and source of infection

Spyware.HawkEyeKeylogger may be distributed using various methods. This software may be packaged with free online software, or could be disguised as a harmless program and distributed by email. Alternatively, it may be installed by an individual with physical or remote access to the computer.


Malwarebytes protects users from the installation of Spyware.HawkEyeKeylogger.

Malwarebytes detects and removes Spyware.HawkEyeKeylogger.

Home remediation

Malwarebytes can detect and remove many Spyware.HawkEyeKeylogger infections without further user interaction.

  1. Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  2. Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  3. When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  4. Click on the Get started button.
  5. Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  6. Click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  7. Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.

Business remediation

How to remove Spyware.HawkEyeKeylogger with the Malwarebytes Nebula console

You can use the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Nebula console to scan endpoints.

endpoint menu Nebula endpoint tasks menu

Choose the Scan + Quarantine option. Afterwards you can check the Detections page to see which threats were found.

Nebula detections

On the Quarantine page you can see which threats were quarantined and restore them if necessary.

Nebula Quarantaine

Malwarebytes removal log

A Malwarebytes log of removal will look similar to this:


-Log Details-
Scan Date: 3/27/18
Scan Time: 12:22 AM
Log File: 35f8ee73-3187-11e8-80eb-00ffc8517b86.json
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.322
Update Package Version: 1.0.4502
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: DE-WIN7\Fwiplayer

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 296004
Threats Detected: 9
Threats Quarantined: 0
(No malicious items detected)
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 4 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 1
PUP.Optional.ArdamaxKeyLogger.Generic, C:\PROGRAMDATA\XDUSAU\BST.EXE, No Action By User, [7307], [260508],1.0.4502

Module: 1
PUP.Optional.ArdamaxKeyLogger.Generic, C:\PROGRAMDATA\XDUSAU\BST.EXE, No Action By User, [7307], [260508],1.0.4502

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.ArdamaxKeyLogger.Generic, HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432NODE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN|BST START, No Action By User, [7307], [260508],1.0.4502

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 0
(No malicious items detected)

File: 6
PUP.Optional.HawkEye, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\DESKTOP\HAWKEYE.LNK, No Action By User, [4609], [245599],1.0.4502
PUP.Optional.ArdamaxKeyLogger.Generic, C:\PROGRAMDATA\XDUSAU\BST.EXE, No Action By User, [7307], [260508],1.0.4502
Spyware.KeyLogger, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\APPDATA\ROAMING\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\BST.01.lnk, No Action By User, [3808], [80844],1.0.4502
Spyware.KeyLogger, C:\PROGRAMDATA\XDUSAU\BST.01.EXE, No Action By User, [3808], [80844],1.0.4502
PUP.Optional.ArdamaxKeyLogger, C:\USERS\FWIPLAYER\APPDATA\ROAMING\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\BST.02.lnk, No Action By User, [3611], [86580],1.0.4502
PUP.Optional.ArdamaxKeyLogger, C:\PROGRAMDATA\XDUSAU\BST.02.EXE, No Action By User, [3611], [86580],1.0.4502

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)



You may see these entries in FRST logs:
HawkEye (HKLM-x32\…\HawkEye) (Version: – )
() C:\ProgramData\XDUSAU\BST.exe

Associated files:

  • Bst.exe
  • hawkeyekeylogger.exe

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