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Solved: Keylogger Virus?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by The_Cons, Jan 11, 2011.

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  1. The_Cons

    The_Cons Thread Starter

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    Hi there!

    I've been having a strange issue lately.

    When playing video games, I sometimes lose control of my character for a short period of time, and it performs seemingly random actions.

    I thought I may have had a virus, so I installed the latest zonealarm extreme security suite, and scanned my system. Nothing was found.

    Later, I was browsing and noticed that an e-mail that my girlfriend had been typing on my computer started to type itself, complete with pauses used during typing.

    I'm now assuming that there is a keylogger of some sort in my system, but I'm unsure as to whether or not it is actually a virus. I believe that I am sometimes typing the shortcut to "play back" the macro/keylog that was made while I'm playing video games. It always happens at an unexpected time, therefore it is difficult to tell what the shortcut actually is.

    I also find it unlikely that it is a virus, due to the fact that I am able to trigger the playback on my end. Would a virus be coded that poorly? Perhaps.

    I'm running windows XP SP3.

    When it happens in the video game, I immediately switch to word processing software, and am able to read the exact same e-mail each time.

    Does anyone have any idea what I can do to correct this?
     
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    Do you have a wireless keyboard?

    Have you tried another keyboard?

    Any other computers in the house? If so, anyone using one of them while you're working on yours?

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    Run it and select Do a system scan and save a logfile from the Main Menu.

    The log will be saved in Notepad. Copy and paste the log in your next post.

    IMPORTANT: Do not fix anything

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    Run HijackThis again.

    Click on Open The Misc Tools section.

    Click on Open Uninstall Manager...

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    Save the text file to the desktop.

    Copy and paste the log (from Notepad) in your next post.
     
  3. The_Cons

    The_Cons Thread Starter

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    Thanks very much! Your suggestion made me remember that my mouse has on-the-fly macro recording, and she accidentally recorded this macro. Oh the humanity..
     
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    Glad you got it figured out! [​IMG]
     
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