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Mac malware exists in all shapes and sizes and new digital parasites evolve every day. Whether it’s adware, trojan horses, keystroke loggers, viruses or other spyware, stay up-to-date and discover more information about the latest threats targeting your Mac here.


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


Award is a keylogger. Like all keyloggers, it can be used to monitor the activity of any system on which it is installed.

Award allows the administrator to monitor keystrokes, clipboard content, and app usage. The keylogger can also take screenshots, either at set intervals or whenever a specific event (like a mouse click) occurs. Data is collected into log files which are then delivered via email to whoever controls the software.

Unlike other, more fully-featured keyloggers and spyware, Award does not permit the monitoring of web activity, chat conversations, or file activity. The software does, however, contain some stealth features. It can be copied to any location on the infected Mac, meaning that it does not have to be installed in the Applications folder only, where it would be easier for a user to locate. It hides its icon in the Dock. And it can be password protected and made accessible with a secret hotkey combination.

Award Threat Removal

MacScan can detect and remove Award Keylogger from your system, as well as provide protection against other security and privacy threats. A 30-day trial is available to scan your system for this threat.

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