keyloggers keyloggers yvonne551 (TechnicalUser) (OP) 7 Apr 06 04:13 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 sggaunt (Programmer) 7 Apr 06 04:32 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 erikhertzel (MIS) 7 Apr 06 08:03 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. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/glossary/definition239.htmlIt would be what "users have typed on that machine".Regards.Erik RE: keyloggers BadBigBen (MIS) 7 Apr 06 16:20 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... Ben"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..." RE: keyloggers yvonne551 (TechnicalUser) (OP) 7 Apr 06 16:59 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 electricpete (TechnicalUser) 7 Apr 06 18:00 There is a commerical program called spygraphicaI 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 yvonne551 (TechnicalUser) (OP) 7 Apr 06 19:13 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 electricpete (TechnicalUser) 7 Apr 06 20:33 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 BadBigBen (MIS) 8 Apr 06 10:50 Ok, Download HJT from any of the below: http://www.merijn.org/files/hijackthis.ziphttp://downloads.subratam.org/hijackthis.ziphttp://www.unitethecows.com/software/HijackThis.exehttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/files/Merijn/HijackThis.ziphttp://www.spywareinfo.com/~merijn/files/hijackthis.ziphttp://castlecops.com/downloads-file-328.htmlThen 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... Ben"If it works don't fix it! If it doesn't use a sledgehammer..." RE: keyloggers electricpete (TechnicalUser) 8 Apr 06 12:02 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 eyec (TechnicalUser) 9 Apr 06 16:20 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 yvonne551 (TechnicalUser) (OP) 9 Apr 06 17:24 i ll do it...give me some time..i m overloaded with other things now...brb RE: keyloggers eyec (TechnicalUser) 9 Apr 06 22:32 never mind i found out what it is - WinWhatWhere or Winsdoc16 by name a keylogger.