Keylogger

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Ianb, Mar 8, 2005.

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  1. Ianb

    Ianb Registered Member

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    Scanning the internet for some malware today I came across a legitimate (questionable) free keylogger. Having downloaded and scanned it I was surprised to see only KAV give a warning.

    I know it's not technically a virus but I would like to be warned about it especially when AVs give you the option to check for "potentially harmful" stuff.

    What do you feel about this ?
     

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  3. Firecat

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    Its not malware because:

    1)Its legitimate
    2)It only logs your every keystroke if you choose so
    3)You can remove it if you want, which is not the case with malware-like keyloggers
    4)It is not giving the logged keystrokes to anyone on the Internet without your consent

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  4. Diver

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    A keylogger not malware? Its malware if someone else put it on your machine without you knowing about it. Chances are even Kaspersky would pick this up only with the X bases. It is part of their policy and they say so somewhere on their web site.

    You know, those four conditions of not malware would be met by a hardware keylogger. People have picked up criminall charges for using those on the sly.
     
  5. Firecat

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    Well OK I blundered.

    KAV picks it up even with normal bases (It is detected by name TrojanSpy)....Dunno why others have ignored it.

    Tomorrow I'll be reporting this keylogger to ArcaBit/Stormbyte...So ArcaVir will also detect it soon.
     
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