Computer protection from keyloggers, etc.

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by computer_hope, Feb 5, 2006.

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  1. computer_hope

    computer_hope Registered Member

    Feb 5, 2006
    My computer runs on XP and I'm running MS AntiSpywhere, Lavasoft Adaware, Spybot, ZoneAlarm for firewall, and Antivir for virus protection. Although these have run and don't show anything on my computer, I would like to know what steps I can take to make sure there are no key logging programs or other programs set up where someone can see my computer from theirs. Is there a directory I can look for on my computer or suspicious files to look for?

    A big concern I have is there are many programs running on my computer that I do not recognize. I don't know which are part of XP, etc.

    I appreciate any help and suggestions on actions to take that anyone can offer.
  2. Brinn

    Brinn Registered Member

    Aug 5, 2004

    Although it's good to know what's running on your computer, going by a process' name is not the best way to determine if it's a malicious program or not.
  3. Vikorr

    Vikorr Registered Member

    May 1, 2005
    You can also fun a number of free ondemand scanners

    Bitdefender (free version)
    Kaspersky online scanner
    Trend Micro's Housecall online scanner
    Ewido (free version)
    Spysweeper online scanner

    Rootkit detectors (in case that you have a rootkit RAT/KL)

    Rootkit Revealer by sysinternals (free)
    Backlight beta (by fprotect I think)
    Unhackme (paid)

    Other types of free realtime protection to consider
    Prevx1R (beta)
    Sandboxie (I think it's still a beta)
    BufferZone (beta)
  4. Velocity

    Velocity Registered Member

    Aug 2, 2003
    I've always found to be a good keylogger scanner. It's a manual scanner but it can find just about all of them even if they're installed before spycop is. Costs some $$ though.
  5. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Isn't it Lavasoft Adawhere ? :D (sorry, couldn't resist)
    Where the spyware is, is often indeed a problem.
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