How to remove the pol virus

Most antivirus programs identify pol.006 as malware—e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as SPYW_ARDAKEY, and Microsoft identifies it as MonitoringTool:Win32/Ardamax.

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Pol.006 file information

The process known as POL.006 appears to belong to software Ardamax Keylogger by unknown.

Description: Pol.006 is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The pol.006 file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 8,192 bytes. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. There is no description of the program. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program has no visible window. The service has no detailed description. The pol.006 file is not a Windows core file. Pol.006 is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. pol.006 appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 86% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: In case of problems with pol.006, you might want to remove the entire program Ardamax Keylogger using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify pol.006 related errors

Important: You should check the pol.006 process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving pol issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active pol process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the pol.006 on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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