Advanced keylogger

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by Anon y mous, Jul 27, 2005.

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    Anon y mous Guest

    AOL spyware scan program routinely- (every other day) is finding an advanced
    keylogger. As a usual AOL program- it is dummed down- so I can't get to
    the root cause- ie a particular website, etc

    I am running:
    Adaware (doesn't find it) (Scan weekly)
    spybot S&D
    Linksys router
    MS firewall
    WIN XP home SP2

    Is there any better software/tools out there??
    I looked at Hijackthis- did not find anything that did not seem to belong in

    I would like to be able to put some custom blocks in Spyware blaster- if
    that is what it takes to block these suckers.


    Anon y mous, Jul 27, 2005
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    Malke Guest

    What is the name and location of the file that the AOL program finds?

    Malke, Jul 27, 2005
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    Jeremy Guest

    You might want to try something better than MS Firewall. I don't use
    it, but I believe that it does not give you much control over what
    programs can "call home." I've had excellent results with the free
    version of Zone Alarm. Before it allows a program to access your local
    network or the Internet for the first time, it pops up a dailog box
    asking if you want that particular application to have access. You can
    choose to give it either one-time access (next time it runs Zone Alarm
    will ask you for permission again) OR you can give it permanent rights
    to access.

    If you have a rogue program that is trying to call home, it will
    eventually trip the Zone Alarm screening feature, and you can then click
    that it should be denied access permanently.

    That way, even if you are having difficulty locating and deleting the
    culprit, you can at least neutralize it by keeping it from transmitting
    any of the information that it has collected on you.

    There may be more advanced ways to deal with this problem, but this
    technique is simple and I believe that it is effective, at least until
    the offending progrqm can be fully rooted out.
    Jeremy, Jul 28, 2005
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    Anon y mous Guest

    As usual- AOL is dummed down- all it says is generic
    "advanced keylogger"- gives no details as to program, etc.
    Anon y mous, Jul 28, 2005
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    Anon y mous Guest

    I used to run Zone alarm- until my system got fried- I lost a hard drive to
    old age- I reinstalled XP Home and left Windows do the firewall thing- (I
    used to hate it before- it always seemed to shut itself off all the time-
    but not with this new installation).

    I can put ZA back in- how do I clean up the behind the scenes stuff? I also
    would not put it past AOL to have false hits either....

    Anon y mous, Jul 28, 2005
  6. I'd recommend giving Microsofts Anti-Spyware (MSAS) program a shot. If
    MSAS and your AV come up clean (your AV is up to date right? advanced
    keylogger is not 'new' so NAV should be detecting it) it is probably a
    false positive.
    If you are convinced the keylogger is getting in via an exploit in your
    browser (which is what the custom list for Spyware blaster is normally
    used to address) then consider changing your broswer to Firefox. Like I
    said, your AV should be picking this up before AOL spyware whatever its
    Anti_Freak_Machine, Jul 28, 2005
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    Jeremy Guest

    I occasionally run a keylogger detector, just to be sure that nothing
    has crept into my system. Here is a free one:
    Jeremy, Jul 28, 2005
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    dak Guest

    You can find my ready made list, instructions, and information at my
    website. You'll find the link in my SIG.
    Note that SpywareBlaster will only block malware that have entries
    included in its database. My list has entries for some malware that
    hasn't been included (yet). I bring that to your attention in case
    your problem isn't blocked by SpywareBlaster or my list.
    If it isn't, I'll be glad to help you add the necessary custom
    entries for your problem, *IF* your problem is of the type which
    SpywareBlaster can offer some relief.
    dak, Aug 28, 2005
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    Aug 29, 2013
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    I dont think chaging browser would work since the keylogger has already been installed. Better opt for some anti-malware program or just reinstall your operating system.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2013
    stevengerrard223, Aug 30, 2013
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