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Red Asterisk In Systray/keystroke Logger?


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#1 FionaU

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 07:58 AM

Hello, all -

I'm new to the Forum and hope that someone can give me some direction.

I suspect that my husband has installed a keystroke logger onto my desktop PC (running WinXP/Norton AV and firewall). I'm doing all my work now on my Apple PowerBook, at least until the battery catches fire! :thumbsup:

When I returned home from a business trip and sat down at my computer, I noticed a small red asterisk in the SysTray.

When I hovered the mouse over it, it said, "You are being recorded." (Gee, that's a pretty good clue that Big Brother is watching!)

When I clicked on it, a plain-vanilla password login box appeared.

A CTRL-ALT-DEL search showed nothing unusual. I also ran SpyBot & Webroot's SpySweeper. Nothing turned up, as I expected. The next day - after he had access to my PC - the red asterisk had vanished.

Does anyone recognize this spware from the red asterisk description?

TIA!

Edited by FionaU, 28 August 2006 - 08:01 AM.


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Posted 28 August 2006 - 08:58 AM

Under settings in Spybot Search and Destroy is an item called Ignore Products. I would imagine that Spybot would go bonkers if a keylogger was installed and their might be a check in one of the items in ignore products to calm Spybot down. There may also be a reference in Add/Remove.
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Posted 28 August 2006 - 11:28 AM

Could be an innocent program similar to "User Comfort" that he was trying out.
http://comfort.cs.northwestern.edu/help/guide.html

Can you ask him about it? I would mention what you observed and that you were concerned about it being spyware.
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