remote password stealer help

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by TrueINK, Jul 22, 2005.

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  1. TrueINK

    TrueINK Registered Member

    Jul 22, 2005
    Hello....I'm a newbie here with a question:

    I recently discovered that my girlfriend has been checking my emails on AOL for over 7 months. She claims to have guessed my password 2x. A few days ago I received a pop up message on the screen that said:

    (cannot find hook file, maybe you need reinstall remote password stealer)

    I cannot get it to stop popping up nor can I find where this came from? I know there is a program called "Remote password stealer" that can be purchased online.

    The program as you know is designed to hide itself as well as email my passwords out everytime I enter or change them. How do I find out if it is gone or do I get rid of it? I have AntiVir Guard, Spybot - search & destroy.

    What else can I do to be sure it's gone?

    Thank you for any help and sorry if this was the wrong topic forum for this post?

  2. Capp

    Capp Registered Member

    Oct 16, 2004
    United States
    Have you tried scanning with any AV's or Anti-Trojans?
    I would recommend doing a full system scan with Ewido or A2.

    Have you checked your Add/Remove programs to see if anything suspicious is listed there? Or go to C:\Program Files and see if anything suspsicious shows up there.
  3. trilab

    trilab Guest

    Along with the excellent programs already mentioned by Capp you can download Trojan Hunter for a 30 day free trial. It should be helpful if the other programs don't find anything.

    Some other good free scanners that are available and you may find helpful are X-Cleaner (free)

    Microsoft Anti-spyware (free)

    Snoopfree is a good free anti-keylogger that may detect the password stealer and any other keyloggers that could be hidden on your computer.

    Maybe a Hijackthis log would show something. Download it here. I would try it also. Then post your log so the experts can let you know if they find anything suspicious. Here's a good place you can post your Hijackthis log

    If all else fails you could always reformat and reinstall Windows. That will remove any hidden spyware, trojans or password stealers on your computer.

    Best of luck.
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