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    It seems that keylogger is installed on my windows 7 computer

    I have a computer at my office. I am not sure but i think that someone has installed keylogger in my computer. As i have heard about such programes, they send data of your computer to the hacker who can misuse it. It is pretty harmful so i want to remove it as soon as possible. Kindly tell me what should i do?

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    Support Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Re: It seems that keylogger is installed on my windows 7 computer

    Thanks for posting your issue in this forum. Actually there are many kinds of keylogger but as the name suggests they focus on keys. They collect information which you type from your keyboard and sends the same to the hacker/cracker.One kind of keylogger also takes the snapshot of the system as well which can be really harmful. That's proably the reason why most of the bank sites use virtual keyboard where the position of letters changes regularly. The best way to protect yourself from keyloggers is by using latest and updated antivirus and anti-spyware softwares. Once such software is malwarebytes. Latest antiviruses or anti-malware programs detects keyloggers due to their activity. To get protection from them,you should always use the original and updated version of antivirus,antimalware and antispywares.
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    ghanathey swetha Array
    Join Date
    Nov 2012

    Re: It seems that keylogger is installed on my windows 7 computer

    Follow the below steps:
    >>Restart the computer. Tap the "F8" key repeatedly until the "Advanced Boot Options" menu appears on the screen. Use the arrow keys to select the "Safe Mode" option and press "Enter" to start the operating system in Safe Mode. While in Safe Mode the Keylogger Pro processes will not be allowed to load, making the files available for removal.
    >>Delete the process files for the Keylogger Pro in the Windows Explorer. Right click on "Start" and choose "Explore." For Vista and Windows 7 users, type the name of a Keylogger process file directly into the search box in the Explorer's interface. For XP users, click on the "Search" button in the menu bar to display the search box. Right click on the file and choose "Delete." Repeat the process for each of the Keylogger Pro files.
    The Keylogger Pro files to be removed are:
    >>Open the Registry Editor to access the Registry Keys associated with the Keylogger. For Vista and Windows 7, click "Start" and enter "Regedit" into the search box in the start menu. Click on the "Registry Editor" listing that appears. For Windows XP users, click "Start" and click "Run." Enter the command into the text box and click "OK."
    >>Click on the "Edit" button and click "Find." Type the name of the Keylogger Pro registry entry into the search box and click "Find." Right click on the entry that is displayed and choose "Delete." Complete this process for each of the registry keys associated with Keylogger Pro.
    The Keylogger Pro registry entries to be deleted are:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionRun1win32cfg
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionRun1win32cfg
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREExploreAnywhereSoftwareK eyloggerPro
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionUninstallKeyloggerPro
    >>Close the Registry Editor and return to the desktop. Right click on the Recycling Bin icon and choose "Empty" to permanently remove the Keylogger Pro process files from the computer.
    Thank you.

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    Aniruddha Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: It seems that keylogger is installed on my windows 7 computer

    The keylogger programs are possibly the most harmfull among the malwares.

    Viruses kill the software, but Keyloggers access most vital data from any system, relay back to the person who planted the malware,

    All your vital information including passwords are in the mercy of others.

    The possible way out is to install an antivurus with Antivirus-Antispyware-Malwarebyte-killing ability , update it`s virus definition regularly and stay cool.

    The antivirus will take care of the malwares.

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