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Winvestigator keylogger installed?


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#1 MegaBite

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:53 PM

Spy Sweeper just reported Winvestigator was found on my computer. after looking at the log, what it found was HKCR\wvfile\ in the registry but no files, program files, or dlls. I am now running a full sweep.

This seems strange. HKCR\wvfile\ is no accident. Should I be worried about this keylogger?

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Posted 18 December 2010 - 10:23 PM

Are you the original owner of this PC? as that application had to be installed by someone with access to the PC or by the original owner.


If you do any banking or other financial transactions on the PC or if it should contain any other sensitive information, please get to a known clean computer and change all passwords where applicable, and it would be wise to contact those same financial institutions to apprise them of your situation.
Do Not enetr them again on this PC.

See SpywareGuide

Programs designed to monitor user activity. They may be used with or without consent. Because it is sold commercially, many anti-virus vendors do not detect them. The most common form of a commercial monitoring tool comes in the form of a keystroke logger, which intercepts keystrokes from the keyboard and records them in a log. This can then be sent to whoever installed the software, or keylogger, onto the machine. Some Commercial Monitoring Software may take screenshots or video and send the information to an outbound connection.
Comment From their Website:
"Winvestigator? is a user monitoring program that starts on boot, and runs undetectable in Windows. It even takes pictures so you can really see what is going on! Although powerful, this program was designed to be easy to use. Offering a web page style interface and a thorough help resource.
Winvestigator can send the log over email so you can monitor a computer without having to physically access it."


Site link: Winvestigator


Please run an Online scan and see if it is found.
Please perform a scan with Eset Online Antiivirus Scanner.
This scan requires Internet Explorer to work. Vista/Windows 7 users need to run Internet Explorer as Administrator.
To do this, right-click on the IE icon in the Start Menu or Quick Launch Bar on the Taskbar and select Run As Administrator from the context menu.
  • Click the green Posted Image button.
  • Read the End User License Agreement and check the box:
  • Check Posted Image.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Check Posted Image
  • Check Remove found threats and Scan potentially unwanted applications. (If given the option, choose "Quarantine" instead of delete.)
  • Click the Start button.
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer.
  • If offered the option to get information or buy software at any point, just close the window.
  • The scan will take a while so be patient and do NOT use the computer while the scan is running. Keep all other programs and windows closed.
  • When the scan completes, push Posted Image
  • Push Posted Image, and save the file to your desktop as ESETScan.txt.
  • Push the Posted Image button, then Finish.
  • Copy and paste the contents of ESETScan.txt in your next reply.
Note: A log.txt file will also be created and automatically saved in the C:\Program Files\EsetOnlineScanner\ folder.
If you did not save the ESETScan log, click Posted Image > Run..., then type or copy and paste everything in the code box below into the Open dialogue box:

C:\Program Files\ESET\EsetOnlineScanner\log.txt
  • Click Ok and the scan results will open in Notepad.
  • Copy and paste the contents of log.txt in your next reply.
-- Some online scanners will detect existing anti-virus software and refuse to cooperate. You may have to disable the real-time protection components of your existing anti-virus and try running the scan again. If you do this, remember to turn them back on after you are finished.

NOTE: In some instances if no malware is found there will be no log produced.

Edited by boopme, 18 December 2010 - 10:40 PM.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 10:47 AM

"No threats found."

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 02:20 PM

Ok, this is going to be a bit harder to remove safely.
Please go here....
Preparation Guide ,do steps 6 - 9.

Create a DDS log and post it in the new topic explained in step 9,which is here Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs and not in this topic,thanks.
If Gmer won't run,skip it and move on.
Let me know if that went well.
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Posted 19 December 2010 - 04:38 PM

thanks for your offer.

I have been wanting to switch to upgrade from XP for some time now. this offers an excellent reason.
I have now replaced the hard drive with a much larger drive and installed Windows 7.

my main question was if this was real. it appears that it is. only two people had access. I do not who did this. or why.
I will be much more security conscious from now on, even at home.

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Posted 19 December 2010 - 04:58 PM

No problem. A reformat /reinstall is always the next surest cure next to a replacement. So I will leave you with some of our quietman7's tips..

Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection:Avoid gaming sites, pirated software, cracking tools, keygens, and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing programs. They are a security risk which can make your computer susceptible to a smörgåsbord of malware infections, remote attacks, exposure of personal information, and identity theft. Many malicious worms and Trojans spread across P2P file sharing networks, gaming and underground sites. Users visiting such pages may see innocuous-looking banner ads containing code which can trigger pop-up ads and malicious Flash ads that install viruses, Trojans and spyware. Ads are a target for hackers because they offer a stealthy way to distribute malware to a wide range of Internet users. The best way to reduce the risk of infection is to avoid these types of web sites and not use any P2P applications. Read P2P Software User Advisories and Risks of File-Sharing Technology.

Keeping Autorun enabled on USB and other removable drives has become a significant security risk due to the increasing number of malware variants that can infect them and transfer the infection to your computer. To learn more about this risk, please read:
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