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hi all, i understand that keyloggers record all my typing but how does it record whatever ppl sends to me while chating ??yvonne

RE: keyloggers

In my understanding A simple key logger does just that. It records the keypresses you make while typing.
Tapping into data that is being sent to your screen for you to read is a more sophisticated process, some malware can do this. But wouldn't be called a Keylogger.

Steve: Delphi a feersum engin indeed.

RE: keyloggers

You are correct...

A keylogger is a program or device that when installed on a computer, records the keystrokes entered on that computer. Those keystrokes can then be accessed at a later date to see what the users have typed on that machine.


It would be what "users have typed on that machine".



RE: keyloggers

Packet sniffers is what you are referring to... these can be Legit programs installed by an Administrator on a Firms Network, or a Malware installed while surfing the WWW unprotected...


"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."

RE: keyloggers

well..i belive i ve got all protection on a planet earth but "somehow" it doesnt work because someone is still reading my emails and chats ...so i d better uninstall it ...just slows down comp....

RE: keyloggers

There is a commerical program called spygraphica

I have the unpleasant experience of becoming familiar with it because it appeard on my computer.

From what I understand it gathers not only keystrokes but periodic screen dumps.

In my case, my computer would get slower and slower after reboot because I have a relatively old machine and apparently those screen-shots were taking a lot of memory.

It was not detected by e-Trust a/v ($), spybot (free) or Adaware.  It was detected by webroot spysweep.  The reason that many programs don't find it is because it is not generally a virus transmitted over the internet. It is generally something that someone who has access to your machine will install.

RE: keyloggers


I am using webroot spysweep and it doesnt detect anything now...
Did u mean ..somebody installed "that" trough internet or siting in front of my pc?  

RE: keyloggers

Since you have webroot and didn't see it, than your problem is not the same as mine was.  Mine was spygraphica.

To clarify my situation, according to the sources on google, spygraphica on my pc is installed by someone who has access to my pc.  I'm not sure if that was the case for me... my other thread asks the question where I could have gotten it over the internet.

Once again, your situation is different so my comments don't apply.

RE: keyloggers

Ok, Download HJT from any of the below:


Then run a SCAN and save the LOG, copy the said log and paste it here for our analysis, and we will be able to help you...

just generally guessing what it may be will be no good to you nor to us, so please do paste that LOG here...


"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..."

RE: keyloggers

Hijack this is a great place to start.

At the risk of focusing too much on one single threat program (because there are many out there and odds are this is not the one), I wanted to return to the subject of spygraphica. If you have someone with access to your computer who is very computer savvy, they could have installed the program and taught your spysweeper to ignore it.  In spysweeper look at the 'always ignore' folder and check if spygraphica is in there.

RE: keyloggers

MS Antispyware picked up a file called viewmis32.dllbut i can find no real info on it.  it may be equated to a keylogger.
anyone else run across this file when doing a virus scan?

RE: keyloggers

i ll do it...give me some time..i m overloaded with other things now...brb

RE: keyloggers

never mind i found out what it is - WinWhatWhere or Winsdoc16 by name a keylogger.

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