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    • Type:
    • Hybrid Threat
    • Platform:
    • Mac OS X
    • Last updated:
    • 02/09/16 9:14 pm
    • Threat Level:
    • High


AgentBob is a hybrid keylogger and screen recorder program. It is sometimes presented as a parental monitoring tool, but like all software with keystroke logging and screen recording capabilities, it can be used to monitor the activity of any user of the computer on which it is installed.

AgentBob is designed to covertly record all keystrokes and save the data in text files, though it is unable, in most cases, to record text entered in password fields. AgentBob also takes screenshots of the system every few seconds, which are stored as slideshow/video files.The app’s default settings retain text and video logs for 100 days and 7 days, respectively. AgentBob’s text and video recording applications are designed to be invisible, and will not appear in the Dock or Recent Items list. In addition, the developers’ help files include instructions for concealing AgentBob itself. The app’s quick delete functionality allows the administrator to erase all past log files with a single click.

While the original developer’s website is offline as of January 2020, AgentBob is still available through several app download websites.

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