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Keyboard/global Hooks?


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#1 MikeMcSomething

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 02:57 PM

Hey all,

My computer was recently infected, and I cleaned most of the programs out with ewido, but every time I press the CTRL button, the computer attempts to start microsoft office, the ALT button attempts to start calc.exe, and whenever i click on a couple folders (the ones i believe are infected still) my computer puts itself into standby mode. This also happens if I open internet explorer - I recieve a pop-up message about some sort of malware trying to install (sysprotect) and if i cancel the installation my computer puts itself into sleep mode again. After poking around on the internet I have heard that these might be global or keyboard hooks, I'm not sure if thats what they are or if there is any way to remove them. Any suggestions?

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#2 Elendil

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:11 PM

It seems like there are probably several severe sources of malware for your problem, so it'd be in your best interests to have a professional diagnos your problem. Please you HiJackThis (HJT) by following this guide:

Preparation Guide For HJT

Edited by Elendil, 24 June 2006 - 03:13 PM.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 03:18 PM

Actually, wait! Before you post a HJT Log, I just realized that the program you mentioned SysProtect is malware itself! It is a variation of the Winfixer/WinAntiVirus rogue malware family. So, please use the SysProtect Remover before you post your HJT.

Get SystemProtect Remover

Once the tool is downloaded, simply click the big Remove Now button, and the rest should be self-explanatory.

Edited by Elendil, 24 June 2006 - 03:22 PM.

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