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Keystroke Catchers

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by Pleazin4u, Oct 6, 2004.

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  1. Pleazin4u

    Pleazin4u Thread Starter

    Oct 19, 2003
    Is there any way to detect if someone has put a key stroke "catcher" on my computer?
  2. Squashman

    Squashman Trusted Advisor

    Apr 4, 2003
    There are two types of keystroke loggers. Hardware and software based. A quick google search for detect keystroke loggers and I found SpySweeper which says it will detect software keyloggers.

  3. n7Epsilon


    Aug 27, 2004
    Actually KeyLoggers (that's what they're called) are classified by Spyware and should be found by anti-spyware programs like Ad-Aware, SpyBot Search and Destroy, and the excellent Spy Sweeper (from Webroot), you can also download HiJack This!, create a log and post it in the Security forum, that log will show if you have any of these keyloggers installed on your PC....

    Download HiJack This! from here:

    Create a new folder on your hard disk (a permanent one like C:\HJT) and place this file in it, then double click it, it should open...

    Click "Scan", it will complete the scan in a few seconds, the "Scan" button will change to a "Save Log" button, Save the log file and paste its entire contents here or into a new thread at the Security Forum...

    IMPORTANT! DO NOT FIX ANYTHING YET!! Most of the stuff shown in the log is actually needed by your PC to start properly...

    Then you should wait till one of the more experienced users can analyze this log since I do not yet possess enough knowledge to analyze logs reliably....

    You can also get more information if you paste your log and analyze it at this site (but that is only and strictly for more information, do not use as a basis to fix anything yourself...
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