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Strange Keylogger Questions


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#1 Guest_jasperrmh_*

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 08:09 PM

I have reason to believe a certain someone is monitoring my computer activity. There are things he knows that would be otherwise impossible. He installed a keylogger on my pc once before. I am not being paranoid.

My pc is in storage, so currently is not the issue. I currently only have access to family and friends computers. Hence my question.

Is it possible to have a keylogger that somehow installs from an email account, such as Yahoo, GMail or Hotmail? Or maybe Facebook or MySpace?

That is not visible to the email virus scanners, antivirus programs, spyware detection and such?

Something that would reinstall each time I visited it?

Or is that too far-fetched?

The only program that has indicated I may actually have a keylogger is KLDetector and I don't know how to read the log. The computer I currently use is running Vista and KLDetector isn't rated for Vista.

Any other ways my activity could be monitored?

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#2 boopme

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 09:06 PM

Well such are possible tho sort of difficult for someone not highly skiilled in computer code.
What Antivirus do you have running?

Let's see what we get here, This may need an hour or so.
Before we start fixing anything you should print out these instructions or copy them to a NotePad file so they will be accessible. Some steps will require you to disconnect from the Internet or use Safe Mode and you will not have access to this page.

Please download Dr.Web CureIt and save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.
alternate download link
Note: The file will be randomly named (i.e. 5mkuvc4z.exe).

Reboot your computer in "Safe Mode" using the F8 method. To do this, restart your computer and after hearing your computer beep once during startup (but before the Windows icon appears) press the F8 key repeatedly. A menu will appear with several options. Use the arrow keys to navigate and select the option to run Windows in "Safe Mode".

Scan with Dr.Web CureIt as follows:
  • Double-click on the randomly named file to open the program and click Start. (There is no need to update if you just downloaded the most current version
  • Read the Virus check by DrWeb scanner prompt and click Ok where asked to Start scan now? Allow the setup.exe to load if asked by any of your security programs.
  • The Express scan will automatically begin.
    (This is a short scan of files currently running in memory, boot sectors, and targeted folders).
  • If prompted to dowload the Full version Free Trial, ignore and click the X to close the window.
  • If an infected object is found, you will be prompted to move anything that cannot be cured. Click Yes to All. (This will move any detected files to the C:\Documents and Settings\userprofile\DoctorWeb\Quarantine folder if they can't be cured)
  • After the Express Scan is finished, put a check next to Complete scan to scan all local disks and removable media.
  • In the top menu, click Settings > Change settings, and uncheck "Heuristic analysis" under the "Scanning" tab, then click Apply, Ok.
  • Back at the main window, click the green arrow "Start Scanning" button on the right under the Dr.Web logo.
  • Please be patient as this scan could take a long time to complete.
  • When the scan has finished, a message will be displayed at the bottom indicating if any viruses were found.
  • Click Select All, then choose Cure > Move incurable.
  • In the top menu, click file and choose save report list.
  • Save the DrWeb.csv report to your desktop.
  • Exit Dr.Web Cureit when done.
  • Important! Reboot your computer because it could be possible that files in use will be moved/deleted during reboot.
  • After reboot, post the contents of the log from Dr.Web in your next reply. (You can use Notepad to open the DrWeb.cvs report)

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