When I scanned a system that had the monitoring portion of Activity Monitor installed, i.e. the system was the one doing the monitoring, with various antivirus and antispyware programs, a couple reported its presence.
I scanned the system with Bazooka™ Adware and Spyware Scanner version 1.13.03. It reported that it did not detect anything.
When I scanned the system with Spybot Search & Destroy version 1.4 with detection update 2007-05-02, it reported the presence of Activity Monitor.
|Activity Monitor: User settings
I did not have Spybot take any action, since the software should be on the system.
When I ran a full scan of the system with Windows Defender version 1593 with definition version 1.18.2533.5 created on 5/2/2007 at 2:54 PM, it reported the presence of Activity Monitor.
|Monitoring Tool:Win32/ActivityMonitor||Medium||Select an action|
This program monitors user activity, such as keystrokes typed.
Review the alert details to see why the software was detected. If you do not like how the software operates or if you do not recognize and trust the publisher, consider blocking or removing the software.
C:\Program Files\Security\Activity Monitor\amagent39.exe
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|Class/type||Potentially Unwanted Software - MW
|Discovered||September 29, 2006|
|Affected operating systems|
|Affected software||Not specified|
For action, I had the choice of "remove", "quarantine" "ignore", "allow allow"; I chose "always allow".
A scan with the antivirus program, ClamWin 0.90.2, with definitions updated 18:05 05 May 2007, did not detect anything. Nor did scans with two other antivirus programs: BitDefender Free Edition 8 with definitions updated on 5/6/2007 and Symantec AntiVirus Corporate Edition (Program: 184.108.40.2065, Scan engine: 220.127.116.11, Virus Definition File Version: 5/6/2007 rev. 18).