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Hot key removal

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by sockies, Apr 1, 2012.

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  1. sockies

    sockies Thread Starter

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    How do I remove hot keys from my hard drive?
     
  2. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    why do you want to remove an integral part of your computer
    Hotkeys are simply making a specific key or button on the keyboard perform a dedicated function, to make things easier for you
    If you mean something else please say so & explain the problem fully

    Becasue this doesn't at first glance look like a malware problem, I have moved this to All other software forum & we can direct it to the appropriate place if we need to
     
  3. sockies

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    I understand that this key is a key logger (it has a switchboard with lots of red dots) and the key logger can monitor all my actions on line and knows which key I am using. Many thanks for your answer. But I am sure that this is a malware or virus.
     
  4. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    If this is your private machine, then you have a problem.
    But if this machine is your employers, schools or other organization, then they just may have it on there to tract the usage of their machines.
     
  5. Triple6

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    Hot Keys and Key Loggers are completely different things.

    Maybe you can provide us with a screenshot of what it is you are referring too.

    Also is this a home computer or work computer?
     
  6. sockies

    sockies Thread Starter

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    Yes, this is my own computer. You say that I have a problem (I know) but do not tell me how to solve this problem?
     
  7. Triple6

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    Well we are not 100% sure what you are referring too, you key calling Hot Keys a Key Logger and thats not what Hot Keys are at all. Please provide a screen shot of what you see.

    Also do the following:

    1. Please download HijackThis:
    Please go here to download HijackThis.
    • Save the HijackThis.exe file to your desktop.
    • Double-click the HijackThis.exe file on your desktop to launch the program. If you get a security warning asking if you want to run this software because the publisher couldn't be verified click on Run to allow it.
    • Click on the Scan button. The scan will not take long and when it's finished the resulting log will open automatically in Notepad.
    • Save the log file to your desktop. Copy and paste the contents of the log in your post.
    Please do not fix anything with HijackThis unless you are instructed to do so. Most of what appears in the log will be harmless and/or necessary..
     
  8. sockies

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    HKLM\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\2.bin\mwsoemon.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [MSC] "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe" -hide -runkey
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [My Web Search Bar Search Scope Monitor] "C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\2.bin\m3SrchMn.exe" /m=2 /w /h
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [BluetoothAuthenticationAgent] rundll32.exe bthprops.cpl,,BluetoothAuthenticationAgent
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 9.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe ARM] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotkey] zHotkey.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\MSMSGS.EXE" /background
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MoneyAgent] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Money\System\mnyexpr.exe"
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MyWebSearch Email Plugin] C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\2.bin\mwsoemon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [Google Update] "C:\Documents and Settings\Anne F Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe"
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
    O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\System32\CTFMON.EXE (User 'SYSTEM')


    Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
    C:\Program Files\eM\Bay Reader\Shwicon2k.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\Samsung\PanelMgr\SSMMgr.exe
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Works Shared\WkUFind.exe
    C:\PROGRA~1\MYWEBS~1\bar\2.bin\mwsoemon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\zHotkey.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqtra08.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\Program Files\Philips\GoGear Spark Device Manager\main.exe
    C:\Program Files\Windows Desktop Search\WindowsSearch.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchIndexer.exe
    C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpqSTE08.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
    C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Fix it Center\Matsvc.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchProtocolHost.exe
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
    C:R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = about:blank
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
    R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
    R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {00A6FAF6-072E-44cf-8957-5838F569A31D} - C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\2.bin\MWSSRCAS.DLL
    O2 - BHO: MyWebSearch Search Assistant BHO - {00A6FAF1-072E-44cf-8957-5838F569A31D} - C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\2.bin\MWSSRCAS.DLL
    O2 - BHO: mwsBar BHO - {07B18EA1-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} - C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\2.bin\MWSBAR.DLL
    O2 - BHO: AcroIEHelperStub - {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelperShim.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {549B5CA7-4A86-11D7-A4DF-000874180BB3} - (no file)
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
    O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\5.7.7227.1100\swg.dll
    O2 - BHO: (no name) - {FDD3B846-8D59-4ffb-8758-209B6AD74ACC} - (no file)
    O3 - Toolbar: My Web Search - {07B18EA9-A523-4961-B6BB-170DE4475CCA} - C:\Program Files\MyWebSearch\bar\2.bin\MWSBAR.DLL
    O3 - Toolbar: Google Toolbar - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Toolbar\GoogleToolbar_32.dll
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NvCplDaemon] RUNDLL32.EXE C:\WINDOWS\System32\NvCpl.dll,NvStartup
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [nwiz] nwiz.exe /install
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [showicon2k] C:\Program Files\\eM\Bay Reader\Shwicon2k.exe
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Cmaudio] RunDll32 cmicnfg.cpl,CMICtrlWnd
     
  9. Triple6

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    You should uninstall MyWebSearch, its advertising junk. You can find it in Add & Remove Programs in the Control Panel.

    ZHotkey is a perfectly legitimate keyboard software for shortcut keys to special tasks, it is NOT a key logger: http://www.processlibrary.com/directory/files/zhotkey/19542/

    Also, you didn't post the whole log, just an FYI.
     
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