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How can I tell if I have a Keylogger?
« on: November 01, 2011, 10:30:09 PM »
Frequently, I notice my typing on the screen is alot slower than how I'm typing on the keyboard, to the point where letters are skipped or appear twice when I didn't type it that way.
I'm probably just being paranoid, but I heard something about how some keyloggers slow down the typing etc. And I need to fill out financial aid forms online alot, which involves my SSN and other personal information.
I have Microsoft Security Essentials and Kaspersky, two non-conflicting anti-viruses I've had since I got this computer, and Malwarebytes. They say nothing (except Kaspersky found a keylogger I researched and found was not a threat, and the Kaspersky site apparently says it's a part of your computer that's built in... PDM keylogger I think it was?) and I scanned with a temporary online scanner called ESET, and nothing.
Does this mean I must be clean and I'm a paranoid... silly? I just like to be sure...
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Re: How can I tell if I have a Keylogger?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 06:58:40 AM »
If Kaspersky, eset, MSE and malwarebytes agree you are clean, you probably are.I use Kaspersky internet security on one comp, and used to get the PDM warning. I updated the engine and fixed that. If you are not running a firewall or using windows firewall, I would suggest Comodo Free firewall. It is virtually unpassable for malware unless you allow it.Just be sure to install the firewall alone, not the other programs that come with it.
 You could also check registry startups too. In windows 7, HKLM software/microsoft/windows/current version/run  and HKCU/software/microsoft/windows/current version/run are 2 of the most common. Google anything that looks suspicious.
Also check task scheduler for anything that looks unusual to you.

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Re: How can I tell if I have a Keylogger?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 09:30:37 PM »
Useful information is provided here. Thank you!