DefenseWall finds GetKeyState

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Edw, Apr 25, 2009.

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  1. Edw

    Edw Registered Member

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    I've installed DefenseWall and now every time I go online and type into the IE search window I get a popup with this message:
    Process "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer
    \IEXPLORE.EXE" reads keystrokes via GetKeyState

    Also in the DefenseWall "Events Log" I find a line showing IEXPLORE.EXE C\Program Files and goes on to say the "Event type" is a Keylogger. Is this keylogger malicious or is it normal when searching using IE. When Im offline and I type into wordpad or notepad I don't get the keylogger popup. Thanks very much for your help.

    Edw
     
  2. demoneye

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    I don,t use DW but I think it,s just a legit function/ behavior of IE and can be allowed safely with remember this option. Can anyone confirm?

    Thanks
     
  4. crofttk

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    I interpreted it the same way and allowed it and remembered it, but I did this on a hunch, which is not the smartest way to do it, I guess.:( Would also like to see someone confirm.
     
  5. Creer

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    It is obvious that application like: browsers, IM, email clients - reads keystrokes when we for example write smth on forum or we write a message via IM.
     
  6. Ilya Rabinovich

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    ICQ is reading keystrokes with GetAsyncKeyState, for instance. The problem is I can't tell for sure is this behaviour type is legitimate or not, that is why DW is notifying you.
     
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    OK, then that means my "hunch" was as well educated as I thought. Glad to see that.
     
  8. softtouch

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    Its not just IE, DefenseWall does the same with FF. I too have entries about KeyLogger when I press CTRL-F to search something on the page...
    And even I check "Do not show..." and "Allow...", it popup again and again.
     
  9. Ilya Rabinovich

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    That's strange. The message should be filtered and do not pop up again. Do you experience the issue every time you run new instance?
     
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