Mysterious Key stroke Logger, Help!

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  1. Webprowler

    Webprowler Registered Member

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    Recently, I have noticed files on my PC running Windows xp pro named "}" or "ht}" with no extension. These files contain detailed key stroke logs. I have run Norton Antivirus, PC-cillin and spybot sd. When running Norton, the app closes half way through the system scan. I can do a full system can in safe mode, but it finds nothing. I'm weary of doing anything on my PC. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks!
     
  2. Arin

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    Just curious AMRX, what is the download your listing?
     
  4. illukka

    illukka Spyware Fighter

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    thats the free e-scan scanner(powered by kaspersky)
     
  5. Webprowler

    Webprowler Registered Member

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    AMRX,
    The program you suggested found over 30+ viruses on my PC. It has deleted, cleaned or renamed all of them. Thank you very much. As a side question, is there a reason why norton didn't pick them up? should I purchase this product intead? forever greatful..
     
  6. illukka

    illukka Spyware Fighter

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    Does anyone know how to upgrade the free eScan scanner? Or do we just re-download a new one, every so often?
     
  8. illukka

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    thats right, as far as i know

    this is the one you can update, and which has real time protection
     
  9. Arin

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    dear Webprowler, nice to know that it worked. but there can be some bugs left so try those online scanners illukka suggested. Norton is not that good with exotic viruses and keyloggers so no wonder it failed. Kaspersky on the other hand is the best in this field. please before buying eScan, try the main Kaspersky Personal edition or something like DrWeb. these are the links www.kaspersky.com and www.sald.com. IMHO eScan doesn't worth the bucks.

    mwav.com doesn't have the resident scanner but you can update it. run the KAVUPD.EXE file inside the folder and it'll download the latest definations to some folder named BASES. copy those files to the mwav.com folder and overwrite the older defination files. poof! you're done, no need to download that 4.5MB tool again.
     
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