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I have a keylogger running in the background

By bobocheez
Mar 30, 2009
  1. Hi,
    I recently downloaded something...but I forgot what it was and it turned out to be a virus or something of the sort.
    Anyway, today I tried to download something and I noticed that it was extremely slow. I got a simple monitoring program and noticed that my download speed was way down, but my uploading was ridiculously high.

    Im assuming thats its recording keystrokes and taking pictures...and I also logged into some important things recently.

    How can I view the source of this problem and fix it? (software or the likes)
    Any help is appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. EXCellR8

    EXCellR8 The Conservative Posts: 1,835

    You can post a HiJack This (HJT) log if you can't get rid of it with regular Anti-Virus or Spyware removal software. I would temporarily disconnect the infected system from the internet to prevent the problem from getting worse. Google HJT log for more information or have a look in the "Virus & Malware Removal" forum. Good luck.
     
  3. bobocheez

    bobocheez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Hi,

    So, today I tried to download something and I noticed that it was extremely slow. I got a simple monitoring program and noticed that my download speed was way down, but my uploading was ridiculously high.

    I recently downloaded the myspyer.com demo (gf problems so dont judge), but it turned out to have installed a keylogger on my computer without me knowing.

    Im assuming thats its recording keystrokes and taking pictures...and I also logged into some important things recently.

    How can I view the source of this problem and fix it? (software or the likes)
    Any help is appreciated.
    (I used HJT and didnt notice anything from what I can understand)
    Would there be a way to see where the information is going?

    Any help is appreciated.
    Thanks.
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    EXCellR8, because you told him to attach a HJT log to his new thread in the Virus Malware forum, he has now not been made aware that there are 3 logs required, and therefore support must waste posts (and time) replying to him

    In future always quote this: UPDATED 8-step Viruses/Spyware/Malware Preliminary Removal Instructions

    And say complete that in full, and then create a new thread (obviously a new thread is now not required though)
     
  5. bobocheez

    bobocheez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my bad - i was just getting really frustrated and needed a quick solution - wont happen again, i promise

    anyway I just reverted to a restore point and everything is fine now.

    For future references - anyone else reading this;
    dont use myspyer.com (myspace hacking tool - problems with the gf, so dont judge)
    it downloads a keylogger and takes away from your download speed

    google in free meter and look for the sourceforge download - it downloads in 2 seconds and tells you whats going on with your upload/downlad

    p.s. anitviurs/antispyware wont pick these things up
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    bobocheez I would highly likely suspect you stil have malware installed
    System Restore is usually the first place that is infected with Malware, and for that reason should never be used as a remedy under malware infection

    You are best to continue the 8-step guide posted above

    Edit:

    Note I have merged the threads seeming you replied on the wrong one
     
  7. bobocheez

    bobocheez TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Seems to be working fine.
    I'll take a look at it though.
    Thanks
     
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