Does Runscanner show any Keylogger etc?

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  1. truthseeker

    truthseeker Former Poster

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    When I run a program called RunScanner, it shows all running process.

    If I was infected with a keylogger etc, would it show up on RunScanner?
     
  2. RunScanner

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    Most likely yes, except if it was an undetectable rootkit
     
  3. Longboard

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    No offence intended ( I like RS :) )
    Ow: heh : my brain hurts >> is that a logic bomb or just an inverted tautology ;)

    On a more serious note: I had thought that RS was good at ferreting out hidden processes ??
     
  4. truthseeker

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    So "undetectable rootkits" dont run in RAM? If not, then how can they do anything if they aren't running in memory?
     
  5. truthseeker

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    Whats RS?
     
  6. Antarctica

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    I guess RunScanner.:)
     
  7. BlueZannetti

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    They are running in RAM. The typical scenario: the information provided to you by the OS (say via Task Manager) has been filtered by the rootkit to eliminate references it itself.

    Blue
     
  8. truthseeker

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    Yeah, i thought that too, but the way he used RS in that context sounded like he was disagreeing with RunScanner.
     
  9. truthseeker

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    can you please elaborate? Do you mean if I run RunScanner, it won't show as it somehow has made itself "invisible" in RAM?
     
  10. BlueZannetti

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    First of all, take the time to read and understand what I wrote instead of popping off a few one liner questions without first digging deeper yourself.

    My response was to your comment on "undetectable rootkits", not Runscanner. You had initially asked:
    The initial response given was
    Which is a correct answer. If you are infected with a keylogger and said keylogger is a part of an "undetectable rootkit", RunScanner may not be able to provide a completely reliable reading of the processes running on your system. Rootkits hook into the OS system calls and will typically filter out self referential information. In a nutshell, that's how they hide.

    Think of it this way - consider a simple operation, say a directory listing. Getting that directory listing generally involves calling the OS and information is passed back to you from the OS. If a process is inserted between you and the base OS, it can filter/alter the information that is provided back to you. Clear enough?

    Blue
     
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