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Steve
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      07-09-2006, 01:27 AM
Winpatrol found A3kebook.ini and akebbook.ini listed as hidden files on my
system.

Plus information states they are "are hidden files that install with the
Probot SE keylogger by NetHunter Group". I didn't intall Probot. It does not
reside on my system. A search for files modified on the same date produces a
lot of hits against Skype entries. Presumably, some of you use Skype. Do you
know why it might need to run a keylogger?

BTW Winpatrol Plus information is free for September.
http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/

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      07-09-2006, 07:39 AM
On Thu, 7 Sep 2006 11:27:34 +1000, Steve wrote:

> Winpatrol found A3kebook.ini and akebbook.ini listed as hidden files
> on my system.
>
> Plus information states they are "are hidden files that install
> with the Probot SE keylogger by NetHunter Group". I didn't intall
> Probot. It does not reside on my system. A search for files
> modified on the same date produces a lot of hits against Skype
> entries. Presumably, some of you use Skype. Do you know why it
> might need to run a keylogger?


I've not heard of Skype including a keylogger of any sort. I know a
lot of people who do use it and none has said they've found any such
thing.
 
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      07-09-2006, 10:29 PM

"Charani" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 7 Sep 2006 11:27:34 +1000, Steve wrote:
>
>> Winpatrol found A3kebook.ini and akebbook.ini listed as hidden files
>> on my system.
>>
>> Plus information states they are "are hidden files that install
>> with the Probot SE keylogger by NetHunter Group". I didn't intall
>> Probot. It does not reside on my system. A search for files
>> modified on the same date produces a lot of hits against Skype
>> entries. Presumably, some of you use Skype. Do you know why it
>> might need to run a keylogger?

>
> I've not heard of Skype including a keylogger of any sort. I know a
> lot of people who do use it and none has said they've found any such
> thing.


Snoopfree asks whether to allow it to run a keyboard hook - very suspicious
behaviour. Why would it need to do this?

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David H. Lipman
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      07-09-2006, 10:51 PM
From: "Steve" <No Spam>


|
| Snoopfree asks whether to allow it to run a keyboard hook - very suspicious
| behaviour. Why would it need to do this?
|

A "keyboard hook" in itself does NOT make it a Keylogging Trojan !

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      07-09-2006, 10:53 PM

"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
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> From: "Steve" <No Spam>
>
>
> |
> | Snoopfree asks whether to allow it to run a keyboard hook - very
> suspicious
> | behaviour. Why would it need to do this?
> |
>
> A "keyboard hook" in itself does NOT make it a Keylogging Trojan !
>
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> Dave
> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>
>


Agreed but, is it not wise to be suspicious of something that wants to hook
your keyboard for no apparent reason?


 
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BJ Honeycut
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      22-09-2006, 04:30 PM
On Thu 07 Sep 2006 06:51:33p, "David H. Lipman"
<DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> took the time to tell us all in
news:Vn1Mg.10798$YZ3.4349@trnddc03:

> From: "Steve" <No Spam>
>
>
>|
>| Snoopfree asks whether to allow it to run a keyboard hook - very
>| suspicious behaviour. Why would it need to do this?
>|
>
> A "keyboard hook" in itself does NOT make it a Keylogging Trojan !
>










fgs, I have a keyboard hook from a USB keyboard!

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      22-09-2006, 06:21 PM
On Fri, 8 Sep 2006 08:53:50 +1000, "Steve" <No Spam> wrote:

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>"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
>news:Vn1Mg.10798$YZ3.4349@trnddc03...
>> From: "Steve" <No Spam>
>>
>>
>> |
>> | Snoopfree asks whether to allow it to run a keyboard hook - very
>> suspicious
>> | behaviour. Why would it need to do this?
>> |
>>
>> A "keyboard hook" in itself does NOT make it a Keylogging Trojan !
>>
>> --
>> Dave
>> http://www.claymania.com/removal-trojan-adware.html
>> http://www.ik-cs.com/got-a-virus.htm
>>
>>

>
>Agreed but, is it not wise to be suspicious of something that wants to hook
>your keyboard for no apparent reason?
>


Skype uses hotkeys for some functions. It probably hooks the keyboard
chain in anticipation of this need. See the Options dialog in the
Skype application.
 
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      16-09-2013, 08:16 AM
It still doesn't mean that Skype necessary to be a keylogger. People around the world are using Skype to communicate and of course somehow they might be sending secret information via Skype. I don't think Skype will leak any important info.
 
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