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What is the best way to find out if there's a key stroke logger on my computer?


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#1 ann21

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 10:40 PM

I've checked to see what's running and I can't determine what's legitimate and what's not besides, I know that's not the only way to tell. Can anyone tell me what I should do? I suspect there's a key stroke logger on my computer and I really need to find out. It would have been put on remotely. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 11:31 PM

Hello ann

Running these should help. The first MBAM may be a 1/2 hour,the ESET may be a few hours.

Download 51a46ae42d560-malwarebytes_anti_malware.MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.
  • Double-click mbam-setup-2.0.exe to start the installation of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  • Follow the instructions on your screen to complete the installation. You can find the complete installation procedure here.
  • Click the Scan Now button, a threat scan will start automatically.
  • MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will now check for the latest updates. Click Update Now if new updates are available.
  • Your computer is now being scanned, please do not use your computer during the scan.
  • If no threats were found, click View detailed log.
    • Click Export and save the log as a .txt file on your Desktop or another location.
  • If the scan detected any threats, click Apply Actions.
    • To complete any actions taken you will be prompted to restart your computer...click on Yes.
    • After reboot, start Malwarebytes Anti-Malware again and click the History Tab at the top and select Application Logs.
    • Check the box next to Scan Log. Choose the most current scan and click View.
    • Click Export and save the log as a .txt file on your Desktop or another location.
Providing the MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware log file
  • Attach the log file you just saved to your next reply for further review.
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ESET.
  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the esetonlinebtn.png button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
  • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
  • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
  • Scan potentially unwanted applications
  • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
  • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.
  • NOTE:Sometimes if ESET finds no infections it will not create a log.

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 11:40 PM

Hi,

 

I ran MBAM and it showed no threats. I then ran ESET an there were 31 threats that were removed. I didn't save the log as I was a little distracted. The problem that I seem to be having still, after running both programs is that my homepage has been hijacked and I can not change it back to how I had it. This is what appears on the browser:   https://search.yahoo.com/?type=523482&fr=spigot-yhp-ff

 

I'm surprised this is still an issue after running the above scans. Is there something else I can do that might fix this? I'm a little concerned that there may be other things that both MBAM an ESET did not detect. Thanks again.



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Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:48 PM

check for and disable or remove any unwanted add-ons from your browser:There are also more suggestion in these articles:Thx quietman7

Edited by boopme, 25 January 2015 - 04:48 PM.

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