How to detect if a Keylogger is installed?

Hi,

I would like to get some help...

I suspect that the computer I use at work probably has a keylogger installed. Could you recommend an online, free, and reliable tool to detect keylogger? Please recommend a couple of tools, so I can try them in case one doesn't detect anything.

On the other hand... is it possible to know where the log files generated by the keylogger are sent to? As far as I know, they are sent to an email address that belongs to the person who has installed the keylogger on someone else's computer, so that he can see all the victim types. I suspect that I got keylogger installed from a work partner.

thanks a lot in advance!

 

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Last updated November 16, 2018 Views 277,480 Applies to:
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Try these Programs:

If necessary, do all the work inSafe Mode with Networking.

 

To get intoSafe Mode with Networking, tap F8 right at Power On / Startup, and use UP arrow key to get toSafe Mode with Networking from list of options, then hit ENTER.

 

 

Read all info below before starting:

 

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

 

Malwarebytes is as the name says, a Malware Remover!

Download the Free Version from the link above.

Download, install, update and scan once a fortnight.

 

How to use Malwarebytes after it is installed:

1. Open Malwarebytes > Click on the Update Tab  across the top> get the latest updates.

2. On the Scanner tab, make sure thePerform full scan option is selected and then click on theScan button to start scanning your computer

3. MBAM will now start scanning your computer for malware. This process can take quite a while.

4. When the scan is finished a message box will appear

5. You should click on the OK button to close the message box and continue with the Malwareremoval process.

6. You will now be back at the main Scanner screen. At this point you should click on theShow Results button.

7. A screen displaying all the malware that the program found will be shown

8. You should now click on the Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. MBAM will now delete all of the files and registry keys and add them to the programs quarantine. When removing the files, MBAM may require a reboot in order to remove some of them. If it displays a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow it to do so. Once your computer has rebooted, and you are logged in, please continue with the rest of the steps.

9. When MBAM has finished removing the malware, it will open the scan log and display it in Notepad. Review the log as desired, and then close the Notepad window.

10. You can now exit the MBAM program.

 

 

If neccesary, also scan with this Program

 

 

http://www.spybot.info/en/index.html

 

Spybot Search & Destroy 1.6.2 is a very good, FREE Anti-Spyware Program.

Download, install and update it.

Once installed > Right-click on its Desktop Icon > Run as Admin

Then SCAN with it.

Update it, and scan your System once a fortnight.

 

 

 

Important re: Safe Mode

 

If you happen to find a problem that you can’t uninstall / delete, reboot the computer, and go into Safe Mode.

To get into Safe Mode, tap F8 right at Power On / Startup, and use UP arrow key to get to Safe Mode from list of options, then hit ENTER.

RESCAN your computer with your Anti-Virus, Malwarebytes and Spybot S & D while in Safe Mode.

 

If unable to install above Programs in Normal Mode:

Sometimes Trojans, Viruses, Malware, etc stop you installing and/or updating Programs to remove them.

If that happens, reboot into Safe Mode with Networking (from F8 list of Startup Options), and install, update and scan from there.

 

 

Cheers.


Mick Murphy - Microsoft Partner

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Welcome , it depend on keylogger itself, some keylogger that actually consider as spyware will collect whatever you type and also take snapshot of your system , which mean if you use virtual keyboard they snapshot it and by viewing snapshot hacker could see your password or sometimes they act as when you enter anything in form they will capture it after you type that no matter how you type they will capture what ever been typed. It really depend on what keylogger or spyware does but if it only log the key then virtual keyboard would do it but we won't know what kind of spyware it would be.

The best way to protect against keylogger and other spyware is to keep Windows , Anti-Virus and everything update and use genuine products. Usually Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware will detect most of keylogger and for unknown keylogger they have a funtion that from act of software they would detect whether it is keylogger or not (in case of unknown keyloggers) and also in case that you are suspect about something and you are NOT sure discuss it with Anti-Virus support or your IT department.

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