RiskWare.MicTray is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a keylogger that can be found in certain HP audio drivers.
Users of an affected system may see a Scheduled Task starting MicTray64.exe or MicTray.exe.
Riskware, in general, is a detection for items that are not strictly malicious but pose some risk for the user in another way. The keylogger is part of the driver set for Conexant audio chips and could come pre-installed on some HP systems or could have been added later as part of a separate driver installation. The program monitors all keystrokes made by the user to capture and react to functions such as microphone mute/unmute keys/hotkeys.
Malwarebytes protects users from RiskWare.MicTray by using real-time protection.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.
To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:
C:\Windows\System32\MicTray64.exe or C:\Windows\System32\MicTray.exe
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