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PAARN
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-10-2009

keyloggers

I have recently found a keylogger "prgram" on my hard drive, what id like to know is....How do i get rid of it? Is there a way to find out how or who put it on my computer? and last but not least..How do i know or is there a way to find out where the information is going? (ie: IP address or specific person or email)

 

Thank you for all ur help

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Starflyer59
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Registered: ‎01-18-2009

Re: keyloggers

Based on my past experiance with keyloggers, the author of the trojan is the only one who can decipher the information.

 

1. I would try Malwarebytes to get rid of it.

 

2. You could try doing some research on the keylogger and there is most likely some information out there on the web that will answer your questions.

 

3, What's the name of the keylogger?

 

Computer forensics is a career field that I would love to get into. Solving cyber crime just sounds so cool.

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Entropy
Posts: 3,445
Registered: ‎01-15-2009

Re: keyloggers


Starflyer59 wrote:

Based on my past experiance with keyloggers, the author of the trojan is the only one who can decipher the information.

 

1. I would try Malwarebytes to get rid of it.

 

2. You could try doing some research on the keylogger and there is most likely some information out there on the web that will answer your questions.

 

3, What's the name of the keylogger?

 

Computer forensics is a career field that I would love to get into. Solving cyber crime just sounds so cool.


It's possible to find out where it's going, but chances are it's going to some place in Russia or a third-world country.

 

The chances you were specifically targeted with a keylogger vs. randomly compromised are pretty slim.

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Starflyer59
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Registered: ‎01-18-2009

Re: keyloggers

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I'm not sure of this users age but there are parents who install keyloggers on their childrens computers to keep an eye on what sites they are visiting and what they are saying in IM or chat rooms.

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Adamtech
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Registered: ‎07-07-2009

Re: keyloggers

A lot of well known monitoring software also installs keyloggers. Your best bet may be to restore your computer to factory and start fresh. Be sure to backup your personal files.

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hockeycanuckjc
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Re: keyloggers

HiJackThis! Can also detect issues but you have to post logs to a site to get instructions to rid of the issue. 

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