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Am i infected with a keylogger?

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#1 GeorgeSmith


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Posted 10 October 2015 - 09:47 PM

I first noticed this earlier today when i was on steam. 

I was downloading, went upstairs, and then when i came back it signed me out.

When i tried to enter my password i was wrong. i forget my passwords all the time so i thought this was one of those cases. When i opened steam again, after changing the password, it notified me that steam was signed in three times at a location with a different IP then me (That or it said three different attempts occured but i can't exactly remember). When i tried to figure out where the IP was it said it was invalid, so i assumed it was me. Later that day it signed me out again, and even though i remember the password it still acted as if it was invalid! 


I decided not to change my password again fearing that it was indeed a keylogger, i noticed an email adressed to me from steam stating that someone tried to disable family view (Thank god i had it enabled, or it would of been able to access my items and possibly my credit info) 


But i am starting to have doubts about if its actually a key logger. The reason for this is as follows:


  • My original steam password is the same as my emails password (I had onyl changed it recently just in case) and he most likely say my email.
  • I had actually typed in my steam family view passcode after i changed my password the first time. Leading me to question why it would even send an email to request it to be disable.
  • If my password was in fact changed by this thing then it would of sent an email alerting of it. Not to mention you require an email in the first place to change the password, and it couldn't of changed my email or i wouldn't of received the other emails and because it had family view... I think you get it.
  • I had looked up multiple videos to help me identify a keylogger.. I couldn't find anything.


I don't know anymore... 

Is there a keylogger or am i just being paranoid?


Edit: I just ran MMB and found there to be 430 or so threats. All of which have been deleted.

Edit: My MMB "non-malware threats" or whatever its called, keeps spamming me with something like "vc3" i'll have to check later what its called.

Edit: I had logged onto my steam account again earlier, but this time i notified me of numerous other logins. A few where from the US, so i assume its me. but three or so where from the Russian Federation. P.S. just before i had signed onto steam a man asked to be my contact on skype. His location was listed as "Russia" so its possible he found my skype and friended me in an attempt to re-infect my computer with key logging program. What is the possibility of that? I blocked him immediately.

Edited by GeorgeSmith, 10 October 2015 - 10:32 PM.

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#2 buddy215


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Posted 11 October 2015 - 10:59 AM

Welcome to BC !


I think MMB is MalwareBytes AntiMalware...MBAM. If so, run another scan using it and post the results. Use the canned directions below for recommended

settings and usage.


Use CCleaner to remove Temporary files, program caches, cookies, logs, etc. Use the Default settings. No need to use the

Registry Cleaning Tool...risky. Pay close attention while installing and UNcheck offers of toolbars....especially Google.

After install, open CCleaner and run by clicking on the Run Cleaner button in the bottom right corner.

CCleaner - PC Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download


Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from Here

Double-click mbam-setup-2.X.X.XXXX.exe to install the application (X's are the current version number).

  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • Once MBAM opens, when it says Your databases are out of date, click the Fix Now button.
  • Click the Settings tab at the top, and then in the left column, select Detections and Protections, and if not already checked place a checkmark in the selection box for Scan for rootkits.
  • Click the Scan tab at the top of the program window, select Threat Scan and click the Scan Now button.
  • If you receive a message that updates are available, click the Update Now button (the update will be downloaded, installed, and the scan will start).
  • When MBAM is finished scanning it will display a screen that displays any malware that it has detected.
  • Click the Remove Selected button.
  • MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so.
  • While still on the Scan tab, click the link for View detailed log, and in the window that opens click the Export button, select Text file (*.txt), and save the log to your Desktop.
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can also be viewed by clicking the History tab and then selecting Application Logs.



Download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.

  • Close all open programs and internet browsers.
  • Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.
  • Click on Scan button.
  • When the scan has finished click on Clean button.
  • Your computer will be rebooted automatically. A text file will open after the restart.
  • Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.
  • You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.
  • download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.
  • Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
  • Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista, 7, or 8; instead of double-clicking, right-mouse click JRT.exe and select "Run as Administrator".
  • The tool will open and start scanning your system.
  • Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
  • On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
  • Post the contents of JRT.txt into your next message
  • 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"
  • 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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