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Windows Security Alert - Trojan-spy.win32.keylogger.aa

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#1 hawks32


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Posted 25 August 2008 - 12:17 AM

I have a Windows Security Alert box pop up every time I use the internet and randomly while I'm on the web. It always says something about a Trojan-spy.win32.keylogger.aa or Trojan-spy.win32.bankfraud.aa, the only option it gives is to "enable protection." But that only takes you to a website to download a fake anti-spy program. Anyone know how to get this off?

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 03:58 PM

Hi hawks32,

Two things: First, the infection Trojan-spy.win32.keylogger.aa is a key logger. It looks for certain keystrokes and the emails them to its originator. It is designed to look for financial information. If you do on-line banking, or other financial transactions on this computer, please contact those institutions immediately and check to see if your accounts have been compromised. Here is the write up I found via Google : Trojan-Spy.Win32.KeyLogger.aa

Second, I noticed you have an open HJT log. you should NOT make further changes to your computer (install/uninstall programs, use special fix tools, delete files, edit the registry, etc) unless advised by a HJT Team member, nor should you continue to ask for help elsewhere. Doing so can result in system changes which may not show it the log you already posted. Further, any modifications you make may cause confusion for the member assisting you and could complicate the malware removal process which would extend the time it takes to clean your computer.

From this point on the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response because the HJT Team members are very busy working logs posted before yours. They are volunteers who will help you out as soon as possible. Once you have made your post and are waiting, please DO NOT make another reply until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. Generally the staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.

If after 5 days you still have received no response, then post a link to your HJT log in the thread titled "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?".

To avoid confusing, I am closing this topic.

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