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Question: Keystroke Delay

Everywhere I type: this form, notepad, Excel, etc. -- there is a keystroke delay. This just started this morning after I booted up.

The delays are intermittant; it will be okay for a few seconds and then it starts up again.

I have rebooted, done some reading to assist with troubleshooting, cleared IE files, and downloaded hijackthis.

Any ideas to resolve this would be appreciated!

Here is my hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:40:59 AM, on 1/20/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLI.EXE
C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\PDF Suite\PDFServiceEngine.exe
C:\Program Files\DellAutomatedPCTuneUp\PTAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\DevDtct2.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\DM1Service.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\cli.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =" target="_blank" class="invilink">
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL =" target="_blank" class="invilink">
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Acrobat\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper - {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Notifier BHO - {AF69DE43-7D58-4638-B6FA-CE66B5AD205D} - C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\4.1.805.4472\swg.dll
O2 - BHO: Browser Address Error Redirector - {CA6319C0-31B7-401E-A518-A07C3DB8F777} - C:\Program Files\Dell\BAE\BAE.dll
O2 - BHO: Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper - {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
O2 - BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl - {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SynTPEnh] C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Dell QuickSet] C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATICCC] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI.ACE\CLIStart.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SigmatelSysTrayApp] stsystra.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDVDDXSrv] "C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD DX\PDVDDXSrv.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Google Desktop Search] "C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe" /startup
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ECenter] C:\Dell\E-Center\EULALauncher.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [dscactivate] "%ProgramFiles%\Dell Support Center\gs_agent\custom\dsca.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Adobe Reader Speed Launcher] "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Reader 8.0\Reader\Reader_sl.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AppleSyncNotifier] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleSyncNotifier.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PDFServiceEngine] C:\Program Files\PDF Suite\PDFServiceEngine.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [KernelFaultCheck] %systemroot%\system32\dumprep 0 -k
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [DellAutomatedPCTuneUp] "C:\Program Files\DellAutomatedPCTuneUp\PTAgnt.exe" /startup
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-19\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'LOCAL SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-20\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'NETWORK SERVICE')
O4 - HKUS\S-1-5-18\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'SYSTEM')
O4 - HKUS\.DEFAULT\..\Run: [AVG7_Run] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgw.exe /RUNONCE (User 'Default user')
O4 - Startup: PowerReg Scheduler.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Device Detector 3.lnk = C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\DevDtct2.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Digital Line Detect.lnk = C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O4 - Global Startup: VPN Client.lnk = ?
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: @xpsp3res.dll,-20001 - {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O16 - DPF: {30528230-99f7-4bb4-88d8-fa1d4f56a2ab} (Installation Support) - C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common\Yinsthelper.dll
O20 - AppInit_DLLs: C:\PROGRA~1\Google\GOOGLE~2\GOEC62~1.DLL
O20 - Winlogon Notify: avgwlntf - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\avgwlntf.dll
O23 - Service: Apple Mobile Device - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Resident Shield Service (AvgCoreSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgrssvc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG E-mail Scanner (AVGEMS) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
O23 - Service: AVG Firewall (AVGFwSrv) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgfwsrv.exe
O23 - Service: Bonjour Service - Apple Inc. - C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
O23 - Service: Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service (CVPND) - Cisco Systems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
O23 - Service: DellAMBrokerService - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\DellAutomatedPCTuneUp\brkrsvc.exe
O23 - Service: DM1Service - OLYMPUS Corporation - C:\Program Files\Olympus\DeviceDetector\DM1Service.exe
O23 - Service: GoogleDesktopManager - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Google Desktop Search\GoogleDesktop.exe
O23 - Service: Google Updater Service (gusvc) - Google - C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
O23 - Service: Advanced Networking Service (hnmsvc) - SingleClick Systems - C:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exe
O23 - Service: Java Quick Starter (JavaQuickStarterService) - Sun Microsystems, Inc. - C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
O23 - Service: Dell Wireless WLAN Tray Service (wltrysvc) - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
End of file - 9043 bytes

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Answer: Keystroke Delay

Would appreciate any ideas here. I cannot perform my work properly at this time.

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Question: Keystroke Delay

I am experiencing severe. Too slow to go into detail here.
Hijack log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:19:16 PM, on 9/22/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVMVFM\LVPrcSrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\SfCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\Internet Security\UfSeAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\BM\TMBMSRV.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LogiShrd\LVCOMSER\LVComSer.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\DVDLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Musicmatch\Musicmatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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Sorry, severe keystroke delay. XP SP3

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You are my last post for the day; getting late.

Hope this works

Create keyboard shortcuts to open programs

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Title I wanted to use: Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

For some reason I can't preview my post when I use this title: I have tried removing all the punctuation, including the &, which doesn't work and have tried other titles with the same character length, which does work.

Problem Begins Here:

When I turn on or restart my computer, the boot up time from the time I press the power button to the time the final icon on my desktop loads is slow. I am not too concerned about the time after my desktop is shown since I have several items to run at startup.

The two areas of concern are:

1) After the XP logo is shown, my screen goes black. This lasts for about 17 to 19 seconds. I don't know when this started as I rarely restart my computer. The problem is worse if I startup in Safe Mode. It's about 1 minute and 10 seconds before I see anything on the screen, and another 40 seconds before something else is shown on screen. Note: In order to not to have to waste time pressing F8 and choosing Safe Mode, I enter safe mode by specifying so in msconfig. The options I chose were /SAFEBOOT and Minimal.

2) After I login, there is a delay of about 30 to 45 seconds before the desktop is shown. Windows stays at the login confirmation screen during that time. This I feel has happened recently.

Boot Time Results tested using a stopwatch:

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Answer:Windows XP SP3: Slow Startup / Boot: Black Screen Delay & Delay after logging in

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Answer:IE7: youtube delay, facebook delay.. why?

Hello and welcome to TSF

Do you have these problems in any other browsers? Please try one of the below (both are free):


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Answer:IE7: youtube delay, facebook delay.. why?

Hello and welcome to the forums

Please read this:

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- run IE9 with no add-ons
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- reset to default settings in the advanced tab
- tried with GPU rendering on and off
- ran Malwarebytes and found nothing

I have a Q9400, 8GB RAM, Radeon 6850, and a SSD for my W7x64 Ultimate; so my computer is blistering fast. Any more ideas? Thanks

Answer:IE9 - 2sec startup delay; 0-2sec delay when opening tabs

Doubt you want to hear this, but my honest solution to the problem is to use either firefox or chrome instead.
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I've read several past posts regarding this problem, but given my limited knowledge base, I'm not able to figure out a solution.   I've run virus, malware scans, nothing seems to help.  Any suggestions would be much appreciated. 

Answer:Keystroke lag

Have you tried defragmenting the hard drive and cleaning it using CCleaner?

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please forgive me if this is in the wrong forum, but can anyone tell me how i can tell if i have a keystroke put on my computer, and that may not be the proper name what i am talking about is a tap sort of on the computer to keep record of anything typed.


Spybot S & D finds a bunch of keyloggers.

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when on the net, and i want to type a word or a name in the search box. i cant type a certain letter in that word or name because it keeps sendin me to coccle site. see i cant use that key.

Answer:a certain keystroke

Sending you to a coccle site? What search engine are you using?

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Question: Keystroke Spy

Hello MG,

I d/l and installed the above program from here. My avg picked it up as a virus and hence I uninstalled it asap and ran the avg. Is there a keystoke that you can recommend where children cannot access it?


Answer:Keystroke Spy

It's not a virus but AVG likes to boost it's 'detection' ratings.

It should really be classified as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and there ought to be a way of setting an exception for it so that you can use it without the antivirus bothering you or blocking it.

If you use AVG, all similar software will be flagged as a 'virus' until you find a way to set AVG correctly.

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Answer:Keystroke Log

If she can remember a particular word or phrase she typed in you may be able to find it by doing a file search and clicking on the advanced options.

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Computer seems to be sticking all around.. thought it was browser(s), and then connection,, but it is like some kind of delay...approx 100ms delay.. between the initial double click and PC processes any request... just started today.. have been uninstalling and installing quite a bit this last month.. but up to this point all was pretty good.. by that i mean nothing like what is happening now has transpired..



Answer:Delay Delay.. [Moved]

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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I'm trying but failing to find something is BASIC that will sim keystrokes. ie, i type in something in response to a prompt, then, based on the response, the program will simulate something like an F1, or esc, or ctrl etc. Eventually I hope to use this in conjunction with microsoft speech SDK to make a speech recognition program for RTS games. Something that will run in the backround and i can just say "library" and it will hit the hotkey for library.
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Question: Keystroke tracker.

How do i find out if i have one of these on my pc and how do i get rid of it?

Answer:Keystroke tracker.

What makes you think you have one in the first place?,and to get rid of it you need to find it so a virus/trojan scan,or a spyware scan may do the trick.

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Question: Keystroke Loop


I'm running Vista Home Premium on a Gateway desktop that I purchased about 6 months ago. My problem is that from time to time the machine goes into a keystroke loop where a lower case 'L' ('l') is sprayed continuosly wreaking havoc and causing me to shut down the machine and restart it. Usually this happens after a period of inactivity but not always.

Has anyone else had this problem?

Many Thanks.

Answer:Keystroke Loop

This is resolved. As it turns out the keyboard itself was sending phantom keystrokes out of the blue when idle for a period of time. I replaced the keyboard and the problem disappeared.

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I`ve got an HP Pavilion Desktop T3640 with Windows XP Media Centre edition 2005. Am using the keyboard that came with it.

To shut down, I have to click Start, Shut Down, and then Shut Down again when it appears in a new little window in the centre of the screen. I fancy it`s possible in one keystroke. The top left-hand key on the keyboard shows a black fingernail-moon, and seems to put the machineminto some low-power state - I don`t know if that`s hibernate or snooze or something else. Perhaps that button can be adapted to shut down. Or maybe another of the row of buttons could be reassigned.

Query 1: Any ideas about that ?

Query 2: Is that really too elementary a query for techguy, and if it is, can anyone recommend a kindegarten site for me ?


Answer:Shutting down with one keystroke ?

Hi try.
Right click desktop>select new shortcut>type
shutdown-s-t 0
The last character 0 [zero] shuts down immediately.
[2]= seconds etc.

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I was logged into my system through remote desktop, when someone else attempted to access the same machine locally using the same user account. I was naturally dropped from the connection, but the local user is now experiencing a problem where everything they type is altered in some way. When she used msn messenger to contact me and ask "What's wrong with this keyboard", we both saw "what 5s 4- w5th th5s 2eyb6ard". Everything she types, regardless of the program used (messenger, notepad, word etc), gets scrambled like this. However, when I connect to the machine through remote desktop, I don't experience this problem. This leads me to think that this is not a font-related problem. Can the local keystrokes be misinterpreted? This is beyond the scope of my experience with XP. Any thoughts?

Answer:Odd XP Keystroke Problem

a simple system restore to a day prior to the problem can fix this problem

Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.

On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system checkpoint in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next. A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.

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Question: Keystroke Programs

Hi everyone. I am in the process od going through a divorce and my husband has tapped my home phone, my cell phone and now I beleive that he has installed a keystroke program on my computer. Is there anyway to find out if this has happened? I would sincerly appreciate any advice.

Thank you

Answer:Keystroke Programs

see reply here

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I am having major problems opening and closing everything on my computer and it is getting worse. I have PC Tools spyware doctor with antivirus,registry fix, privacy guardian, spam monitor and symantec antivirus. I ran malware log and it noted multiple low level tracking threats but also noted malware in the form of application.keystroke spy and adyieldmanager. Spyware doctor says they quarantined it and also caught adyieldmanager but computer still takes several minutes to open and close anything, with some things like email account sign-in pages and symantec antivirus application not closing at all. I know the malware is not gone cause I am getting warnings from spyware about other "ad" type threats. When I run malware log again, it freezes when scanning browser "trusted sites" area. To make matters worse, spyware tech support emailed me to add three spyware exe type files to spyware doctor, symantec and windows firewall which seems to have made things worse. On top of that I tried to tighten up my browser cookies and now browser pages are not loading colors and pictures (when they load at all). Word applications won't open and the whole system stops for long periods if I open task manager. spyware tech support is not available until day after tomorrow and I am afraid everything will be corrupted by then. I appreciate any help I can get. Thank you.

Answer:application.keystroke spy

If you can, then download asquared, update and run a deep scan. Will take some here

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I set a book on my keyboard and I heard something beeping. After I took the book off the keyboard, I now can hear beeps with every keystroke. Also I can't type duplicate any letters without a 5 second pause. I don't know what to do or where to go to undo whatever I inadvertently did! Please help!

Answer:Every keystroke beeps !

grc has a program that will do that ...did you download it or turn on type sound ?

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How do I detect a keystroke tracker on my computer? Thanks for any help...

Answer:keystroke tracker

this is on a home computer with winpatrol, mcafee, spybot, and avg

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I am having problems with IE8 and it missing keystrokes. I thought that removing IE8 and putting IE7 back would resolve the issue, but still the same. I reverted right back to IE6 and now all working ok.

With IE8, if I add to the restricted site list, I don't get the issue. Also, the issue seems to be on any website that has predictive text, for example, google, as you start to typt it pre-empts what you want to search for. The same happens with Yahoo which also has this "feature". Microsoft site is fine (no pre-empting)

I have disabled all add-ons, still no change. Trawled the web for hours, nothing of any use, the common thoughts are Java\Shockwave, but it's not that, tried it.

Oh and before anyone suggests it, no other browser will do, this is corporate policy to use IE.

Any help would be greatly appreciated


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Question: Keystroke + Time

Does anyone have an idea as to how I can create a keystroke that will give me the date & Time?

I have a program set up that will insert pre-defined keystrokes.

It would save a LOT of time....I know in excell you can do it by going 'CTR + ;'


Answer:Keystroke + Time

Scratch that...I found a new Keystroke Program that does it.

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Question: keystroke recorder

is there a utility for Nt which you can install from floppy which records keystrokes at startup ?

Answer:keystroke recorder

They are called Keyloggers click here

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Does anyone know of an application that makes you computer think you're typing when you're not? I'd like this application as a prank for some people I know.


Answer:Fake keystroke app?

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Question: Keystroke Programs

Hi everyone. I am in the process od going through a divorce and my husband has tapped my home phone, my cell phone and now I beleive that he has installed a keystroke program on my computer. Is there anyway to find out if this has happened? I would sincerly appreciate any advice.

Thank you.

Answer:Keystroke Programs

Previous statements deleted. quietman7 makes a very valid point...forget I said anything.

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Hi... Automatically some keystrokes are coming(These are keystrokes QYTREW) and it is opening MS Outlook. I scanned it using Norton 2002, AVG 7.5 Free, AVG 7.5 Spyware, Adaware and Spybot. Nothing detected an virus occasionally this is happening,but if i remove my keyboard from computer it will not happen. I dont know what to do... please help me.. Here is my hicjack logLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:20:51 AM, on 12/1/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16544)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:E:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeE:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeE:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exef:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeE:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeE:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exeE:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEE:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exeE:\Program Files\COMODO\Firewall\cmdagent.exeE:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeE:\Program File... Read more

Answer:Automatic Keystroke

anybody is there...........

now it become even worse

ps;i'm typing this using on-screen keyboard........
pls help me

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Question: keystroke logger?


How do I tell if a keystroke logger has been to my machine? After two hours of work, I realized that the firewall in Panda Platinum had been disabled---it didn't happen from my end====any ideas?



Answer:keystroke logger?

HiJack This V1.99.1 - double click the DL file and click unzip letting it extract to its default folder C:\Program FIles\HiJackThis, run it from there, DO NOT fix anything, post the log here.

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Question: Keystroke Catchers

Is there any way to detect if someone has put a key stroke "catcher" on my computer?

Answer:Keystroke Catchers

There are two types of keystroke loggers. Hardware and software based. A quick google search for detect keystroke loggers and I found SpySweeper which says it will detect software keyloggers.

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Question: keystroke grabber?

My website that I administer has been hacked and redirects to a .ru website and it seems that the access is gained by a password grabbing virus on my personal computer. I have AVG free edition running as well as windows defender and firewall. Nothing picked up the program. I ran malawarebytes which found one file but did not seem to find the cause. I then ran combofix and rootrepeal and am looking for information about interpreting the logs. Attached is the rootreal log I also have the combofix log if requested. Thanks, Micah

Answer:keystroke grabber?

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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Question: keystroke logger

My Ebay account was compromised and my password and email password were changed.I have changed them now, is there anyway to detect if someone remotely installed a keystroke logger on my CPU

Answer:keystroke logger

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Question: keystroke tracker

Does anybody know of any free stealth keystroke tracking software? I DON'T CARE about the moral issuses I should have the freedom of choice as an adult wether to use this legal software! Please don't lets start a thread on the moral issues just answer the question if you can and want to !P.S I don't know what happened to my previous thread if it was deleted please tell me why !

Answer:keystroke tracker

Did none of Gaz 25 links help yesterday ?click here

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I was just wondering if there was a program available which can exchange keystrokes between computers rapidly in real time. E.g, if two people were to play a video game intended for two players, it could be achieved over 2 different computers with one computer sending the buttons he's pressing over to the other one.


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Question: Keystroke Loggers

Is there a way to detect and/or remove a keystroke logger program from a computer.?
Thank You.

Answer:Keystroke Loggers

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Im sure this one is WAY out there but Im trying to retreive some infro that my son has that i believe is or is going to be damaging that is password protected...We have tried being in the room when he logs on his yahoo, but he avoids us. As he normally has the right, but this is some stuff little children shouldn't be messin with....

anyhow is there software that will record keystrokes while working in the background? or a way to retrieve it in the history some how? Not to sure about the history part...but if there isn't a piece of software maybe im on to something--


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I think my ex-gf may have installed some kind of spyware on my pc. I gave her my apartment key one day while I was at work. She claims she never used it and was never there that day but when I got home and used my pc the DOS screen came up and asked "would you like to save system configuration changes" or something to that affect. When I went to the start button word pad was on the list which is something I've never used. When I opened wordpad the name of one of my encrypted files was on the recently saved list. Anyone have any idea what might have happened or what I can do to find out what if anything has been installed on my pc???

Answer:Keystroke Recorder???

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Thanks in advance to anyone who can help with this!

I was in my registry yesterday trying to completely uninstall a particular program (a question for another time), and noticed the following under HKEY_classes_root:




Both have a subdirectory of CLSID, and the first has a CurVer subdirectory, as well.

I've searched all over and can't find anything about this on the internet - can anyone enlighten me? This worries me, obviously, but neither Trend nor a couple of spyware removal programs have detected anything - and I would be surprised, I guess, if any true keylogger would be that blatant about the name of the program.


Answer:Need help - keystroke logger???

Hi DonDomande,
Welcome to the forum,
I just checked my registry for that and could not find anything in my registry. Something you have installed I guess put that there? Hmmm I too do not like the looks of it.

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I am using new HP computer with W10 and am experiencing slow keystroke response when composing a message in Gmail. I did not encounter this problem with previous computers. Any ideas?

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I'm running IE on MX. I like IE because of it's compatibility with all the other MS programs. But recently it has started not accepting ever keystroke, for example if I'm not watching what I'm typing and retyping every letter that doesn't appear, if I was to type:
"The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog" it would come out like this:
Th quick brownfox juped over t lazy og.
I have tried downloading the latest version of IE and reinstalling it. It seemed to make a bit of a difference because it was really bad before I did it, but now it seems to be getting progressively worse again.
Any suggestions?

Answer:IE not accepting every keystroke

What kind of system is it running on, as in CPU speed, RAM, and OS?

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Does anyone know of software that allows this? Just curious.

Answer:Sound on Keystroke?

That's a good question...What comes to my mind when I read your post is the movie "Weird Science"The two guys are sitting in the room creating that AI women.. And when they hit keys it makes a cool computer-type sound 

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Question: Phanotm Keystroke

Hello i play a lot of pc fighting games, so of course i use a joypad and adapter.(just to verify this is not a hardware problem.. I think. If it is i will move this to the appropriate section)

One day i was trying to set up a second joypad to the program (this is not a specific program problem) and before i could map the inputs on the controller, some weird input from the keyboard took the place of the input.

The keystroke differs from program to program but the fact is that every program in which i try to map inputs (not just controllers, any game where i try to change the control scheme) this weird keystroke pops up before i can map a new key.

Thes are the keystrokes i have observed:
other programs just read the input as ?.

edit: forgot to mention that Rootrepeal ran into these errors:
FOPS-DeviceIoControlError!0xc0000024 Extended Info (ox000000ec)
DeviceIoControlError! Error Code = 0x1e7
DeviceIoControlError! Error Code = 0x0
Could not initailize driver! Please contact the author!

Answer:Phanotm Keystroke

Hi and welcome. I can indeed review your logs so we can rule out malware, and if so, once we have, we can refer you to the appropriate software/hardware forum.

FYI though:

The version of MGTools.exe that you have run is very outdated. Please follow the below instructions:

Go to this link Using MGTools and download the new version of MGtools.exe using the black bold print link in the first sentence. Overwrite your previous MGtools.exe file with this one.

Now run the new MGTools.exe and attach the ---> C:\ that it generates. into your next reply here.


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Question: Keystroke recorder

how do i install a keystroke recorder on my machine for free? im having an issue with a guy who is 21 (my sister is 13) and he is stalking her, i want my mom to be able to see what he is convincing her to do, etc...

i want to see what my sister is typing back. im trying to monitor basically without causing many problems, as she is on a thin line as it is right now between normal and having serious problems.

Answer:Keystroke recorder

This should help you SC-KeyLog 2.25

SC-KeyLog is a powerful, invisible keylogger that captures user activity and saves it to an encrypted logfile.

Use this tool to: Find out what is happening on your computer while you are away, to maintain a backup of your typed data automatically, to spy on others or use it for monitoring your kidsClick to expand...

there are other options in this part of the downloads

EDIT: please note tho that one or more of your security applications may flag up a trojan/keylogger when you install this type of software and that is normal.

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i finally did everything you told me to prepare my computer first for hijacking.

the first day everything went fine. Then today, I discovered that iexplore.exe is back where it doesnt belong, so i think i took care of that.

My major problem is this: I know someone has logging my keystrokes and activity etc. I would like to post my HIJACK THIS log now to see what else needs to be done.

I have way too many startup applications running in the backgroung with numerous SVC hosts. I need some help guys!!

May I post my HIJACK THIS log file?

from Pam

Answer:Im being watched by the keystroke

Have you run ALL the steps (including the online scanners) in the Sticky thread READ ME FIRST BEFORE ASKING FOR SUPPORT: Basic Spyware, Trojan And Virus Removal

If so, follow the directions below. If not, complete all steps first.

- Download HijackThis 1.99.1

- Unzip the hijackthis.exe file to a folder you create named C:\Program Files\HJT

- Do NOT run Hijack This from the Desktop, a temp folder, or a sub-folder of C:\Documents and Settings, or choose to run it directly from the downloaded ZIP file.

- Before running HijackThis: You must close each of the following:your web browser, e-mail client, instant messenger, and programs like notepad, wordpad, MS Word etc. And any other unnecessary running programs.

- Run HijackThis and save your log file.

- Post your log as an ATTACHMENT to your next message. (Do NOT copy/paste the log into your post).

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Question: Keystroke Logger

Anyone know a good simple keystroke logger? I want to run it on my own computer, so stealth isn't really required.

Answer:Keystroke Logger

EnderW said:

Anyone know a good simple keystroke logger? I want to run it on my own computer, so stealth isn't really required.Click to expand...

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What keystroke will kickoff the start of a .Net app from the IDE?

Instead of using my mouse to click the play button to start the app. I want to key it. Anyone know?


Answer:.Net Start Keystroke ?

thought it was F5 for compile.

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I just received a T420s which I bought mainly for its supposed keystroke noise suppression. However, I can't manage to enable it. In the ThinkVantage Communications Utility (v2.06) there?s a checkbox saying "Enable keystroke suppression" but I can?t detect any difference when the box is checked and unchecked. I?ve made audio recordings without seeing and hearing any difference, and I?ve made VoIP calls through GMail and Skype without hearing any difference at the receiving end when the box is checked and not.  Any suggestions to what I?m doing wrong, or is this feature actually not a real feature (merely marketing)?

Answer:Keystroke suppression?

The Lenovo marketing of this feature was in my opinion highly misleading.  I bought the T420 partly for its keyboard noise suppression, only to find out that it is a VOIP-only feature only after my purchase.  It is vaguely mentioned in so many places, without any mention of this restriction, that I thought it was based on destructive interference, which would be a really useful feature (although I can see how it would be hard to implement). I just wanted to mention that I don't think it will work with your audio recordings, but should work to some effect with Skype.  I've read another user report that even when working, it doesn't work perfectly; you should hear some noise reduction but the occasional clickety-clack.

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Question: keystroke monitors

are there any good free programs out there for monitoring the activities and or keystrokes on my computer?

Answer:keystroke monitors

take your pick.,GGLD:2005-10,GGLD:en&q=keyloggers

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Question: keystroke recorder

does anyone know where i can get a free program that will record keystrokes?  ive found a couple, but they do so much other stuff like keep track of everything done to a computer, but i would really just like one that will only record keystrokes.  thanks.  sorry for the run-on

Answer:keystroke recorder

hey tell me if this helps (The software link has been taken away until the user has given are moderator his answers.)Tony

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Hello, After a lot of research I recently bought a Thinkpad Edge 15 (NVLGQUK) and, apart from being gutted that I have to press Fn before each use of the function keys (I use these a LOT for my job), so far, so good. It seems there's nothing I can do about this inspired Lenovo 'feature' but there is one thing my new machine does which I hope may be cured: When I launch IE8 my system ignores the first keystroke. This is annoying when trying to sign in to web pages. It doesn't seem to do this in Firefox. I can't see that anyone else has experienced similar issues from a web search- has anyone any ideas please? I'm running 64-bit Windows 7 and IE gives its version number as 8.0.7600.16385. Any help would really, really be appreciated! Cheers James

Answer:IE8 ignoring first keystroke

Hi Anglichanin, and welcome to the Lenovo User Community!
In the BIOS (press F1 at the ThinkPad logo when the system is starting) you can change the default behavior of the Fn keys.
As for your IE 8 missing keystrokes, are your Windows Updates current? There's at least one long thread over at Microsoft on this, with various claimed solutions (keyboard drivers, viruses, anti-virus, ....):
Hope this helps!

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I am using new HP computer with W10 and am experiencing slow keystroke response when composing a message in Gmail. I did not encounter this problem with previous computers. Any ideas?

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Hi There,I had reformat my girlfriends laptop but now a lot of keys normally used in conjunction with the shift key, including @ have moved and in the case of the sign to a so far undiscovered place.Can anyone help?

Answer:My @ keystroke has moved, among others.

see thread click hereYou can check (or change) the input language for the keyboard atControl Panel >Regional and language Options >Languages tab,Text services and input languages click onDetails (to view or change the languages and methods you can use to enter text)change Default input language to English UKchange Keyboard to English United Kingdomclick on Applyclick on OK

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How may I determine if spy software has been planted or
installed on my machine. 'Web watcher' and certain other brands
claim that they are completely invisible and are able to monitor
every keystroke. I would first like to find and identify it,
-and then of course, remove it!

Answer:Spy Software that monitors your every keystroke

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My particular version of XP (MCE) has this annoying problem whereby the system beeps and ignores my first keystroke EVERY time after I use the mouse or haven't typed in a while. It's annoying as hell and I haven't been able to find anyone else who has it or would have any idea how to turn this off. I'm not running any of the accessibility options, and I've even reinstalled the system twice trying to fix it.

Answer:Annoying beep on first keystroke

That's weird. Silly question maybe but have you eliminated the mouse and keyboard from the equation (by substitution)? Not that I can see the reason for these symptoms.Any errors showing in Device Manager?Could be buggy keyboard and/or mouse software if you are using any.Google is NOT the only Search Engine!

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I live in a dorm room and have the sneaking suspicion that my roommate may be doing things on it while I am away. I do not want to go through the hassle of signing on/off every time i leave/return. I would, however, like to know if he is, so I was wondering if there is a program that allows you to see when keystrokes are made and the mouse is moved. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Keystroke/mouse tracker

You will find some Keylogging software a few free as well in this section I wouldnt know which one to advise you to use as I have not used any of these apps before personally.

One thing to note your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware software may alert you to a trojan/virus/malware when using a keylogger, this is normal.

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Hi Tech support guy,

I have up to date virus and spyware scanners but still get a bit paranoid sometimes. I had an idea that if I typed all my passwords and ID's into notepad for example, I would be able to copy and paste them into the required fields which would prevent keystroke loggers from being able to read them? It's just a thought and Im curious as to whether it may give me a bit more protection?

Thanks in advance.

I'm running Windows XP Pro.

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I have a friend who has found, after having had her ID stolen, that she has a keystroke reading virus. She is taking care of her situation with redundant low level formats, restoration of her data from a previous date, and reconstruction of the data for the period she suspects brought in the virus. She exhausted all her tech resources prior to taking these steps, but nothing would even find the virus. She has several virus protection and detection programs on her computer, noone of them caught it, and no suggestions have proven successful

What's out there that reads keystrokes (virus-wise) and how do I prevent it?


Answer:keystroke reading virus

Please go here and run this online scanner

And also go here and download,update and run this antispyware program

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I don't quite understand how keystroke logging (by hackers) works, but got to thinking. If, instead of typing in my data (userid, password, acct number, etc), I cut and paste it from, say, Notepad, would a hacker's keystroke logging software be able to read it?

Answer:Will this foil KEYSTROKE LOGGERS?

It depends on the type of program being used. Some keyloggers only record keystrokes in which case the copy/paste method would circumvent it. Other programs are more advanced and can actually record screenshots of the copy/paste proceedure. Here is one example of one such trojan:
If it were me, I would not feel at all secure with any type of logger on my system.

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first, let me say that this site is a wonderful resource to those that are not computer savy enough to avoid this garbage....thanks for all the help

i dont use any sharing programs or whatever, but my zone alarm started giving me alerts the other day about random ports trying to send info out. Weird stuff, and alot. Usually its quiet...but now its giving me pop ups all the time....

also my comp is crawling anyhelp would be appreciated....

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:10:19 PM, on 5/15/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files... Read more

Answer:Think I have a worm or keystroke logger

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I use multi media player (xbmc) on my secondary display.
I launch it thanks to my remote which sends keystrokes. In fact it simulates a keyboard. Pressing F1 launches xbmc.

As I m watching a video, if somebody works on the internet on the primary display, xbmc loses the focus and the remote is unefficient.
With winXP, pressing F1 gives back focus to xbmc.
With win7, it doesn't.
Why ? Thanks for replies.

Answer:get back focus by keystroke

there can only be one "active window", computer will focus on whatever window you are working within, if you click on the xbmc after you work on you main monitor, it will restore what you call "focus" to your xbmc. The remote is not working because xbmc is not the current active window, i hope i understood you correctly... also since your new to windows 7 , here is a list of all the key commands and shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows

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According to Registry Mechanic 5 I am infected with "Real Spy Monitor" (which is clearly memory resident because deleting it with Registry Mechanic does not help). I have looked on Google and there are no decent references of Real Spy Monitor or how to remove it. Can anyone help?

Answer:Removing keystroke logger

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I suspect that some of the work stations at my office have keystroke logging software or "snoopware" as I think it is called. Is there an unobtrusive way to tell if such activity is going on? Is there software that can detect it without being detected?

Answer:Keystroke Logger and Snooping

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I was thinking of running a keystroke logger on my machine just to do it. I'm running XP Pro
I was wondering if anybody here uses a program like that to keep track of what the kids mite be up to, or maybe a spouse.
And what kind of program you liked, and how easy it was to use.
Thanks in advance,

Answer:Keystroke logger program

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Hello! I have a Dell PC, running Windows XP. On a regular basis now, i get logged off of Yahoo Messenger with the message that I have been logged off because I logged on using a different device. All i can think is that someone else is using my password and screen name. I have changed the password, and unchecked the "sign in automatically" and "remember my password" boxes, and now enter my info manually each time. I have spybot search n destroy, and use and update it regularly, and i have adaware free, and use that too. But i've heard some keystroke loggers can be hard to spybot search and destroy scan good enough? or do i need to do something else? Thanks so much for your help! Yyrkoon88

Answer:signed out from YM, do i have keystroke logger?

Let's try a scanner that looks a little deeperPlease download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.34) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program before performing a scan.If an update is found, the program w... Read more

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My computer seems to freeze right when I press a button on my keyboard.
It works fine, and for a long time, but if I press on the button on the keyboard, it looks like it freezes. When I try to log on to AIM, and it freezes, but the cursor is still blinking so it's like it hasn't fully frozen.

Any suggestions?

Thanks a ton,

- Cafe`

Answer:Screen freezes after keystroke...

in the run box type
sfc /scannow
and press enter

try another keyboard

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My computer has been sluggish of late and I have suspicions that a keystroke or screenshot logger has found its way onto my computer. Windows, Antivirus software, anti-adware, and anti-spyware software are up to date. Full scan show no infection.

Below are the results of the HiJackThis Scan:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:58:02 PM, on 9/5/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\hpcoretech\hpcmpmgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\verizon\Servicepoint\VerizonServicepoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5... Read more

Answer:keystroke or screenshot logger

Is this the right place for this question?


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Here is the Hijack Log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:39:26, on 05/12/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
D:\Program Files\TGTSoft\StyleXP\StyleXPService.exe
D:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
D:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
D:\Program Files\PowerQuest\Drive Image 7.0\Agent\PQV2iSvc.exe
D:\Program Files\Alcatel\SpeedTouch USB\Dragdiag.exe
D:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
D:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\point32.exe
D:\Program Files\Logitech\iTouch\iTouch.exe
D:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
D:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
D:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\MUSICMATCH\MUSICMATCH Juke... Read more

Answer:Help pls : Keyboard freezes after keystroke.

Hello burnrubber,

Did Norton or AVG quarantine this entry? c:\windows\system32\drivers\kbfiltr.sys

Please download and install the following:

Ewido Security SuiteInstall Ewido Security Suite
When installing, under "Additional Options" uncheck..Install background guard
Install scan via context menu

Double-click the icon on Desktop to launch Ewido
You will need to update Ewido to the latest definition files.On the left hand side of the main screen click update.
Then click on Start Update.
The update will start and a progress bar will show the updates being installed.
If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Ewido
When you have finished updating, EXIT Ewido.

Next, please reboot your computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:
1) Restart your computer
2) After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.
3) Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
4) Use the up arrow key to highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.

Run Ewido:
*Click [Scanner]
*Click [Complete System Scan] to begin scanning.
*Click [OK] when prompted to clean files

With the first file it prompts to clean, select the option - "Perform action on all infections" - & choose clean and click [OK].

Once finished, click the [Save report] button
Save the report to your desktop
Close Ewido

Reboot into Normal Mode. Run another scan with Hijac... Read more

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IF anyoine knows of a software to allow repitive keystroke sequences to be replaced witha shortcut like F1 or cntr shift 1 etc would love to hear aboujt it.


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When I type the keystokes make sounds. How do disable them? I have XP hoome on a Dell Desktop. Thanks.

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Hi all,

I think I may be infected with a keystroke logger.

I first noticed that my typing would skip letters, like if I was searching Google for something, the first letter wouldn't go in the search box. Then I had my antivirus (Avast) stop working, it froze up and I couldn't restart it. Changed to AVG, ran full scan - found nothing.

Got a call from 1 credit card company (Visa) on 1/30/12 - they had unusual activity on my account and put a hold on it. Had to close account and open new one. On 1/31/12 got a call from my other credit card company (Mastercard), same deal. Now no credit cards and many questions.

Ran Spybot - found 1 problem. Ran MalwareBytes, found 3 problems, ran Spyware Terminator, found 10 problems. Fixed each problem after each scan. Not sure what to do now, I had to do a Hijack This about 5 years ago to take care of a different issue (Trojan if I remember correctly).

So, here is my Hijack This Log, any and all help is greatly appreciated.

 hijackthis.log   13.01KB

Answer:Possible keystroke logger infection?

Hi MarkinConneaut and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.I am Oh My! and I am here to help you!I ask that you refrain from running tools other than those I suggest to you while I am cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so I know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Please perform all steps in the order received and do not proceed if you need clarification.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problems please stop and tell me about it. When your computer is clean I will alert you of such. I will also provide you with detailed suggestions for prevention.In the upper right hand corner of the topic you will see a button called Watch this topic. Click on this then choose Immediate E-Mail notification and then Proceed and you will be advised when I respond to your topic by email.If you do not reply to your topic after 5 days we assume it has been abandoned and I will close it.I would also like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please be courteous and appreciative for the assistance provided!I would like to remind you to make no further changes to your computer unless I direct you to do so. Your computer fix will be based on the current condition of your com... Read more

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Is there a way that i can set a keystroke in winxp to create a new mail message in outlook 2003? thanks.

Answer:keystroke for new message in outlook

Well, from within outlook. . . ctrl+n. . .

but this seems too easy so I'd assume you want to do it outside of the program itself. . . at which point I'd either tell you to look up the command line parameters on google for making a new shortcut, or code some html and use it as an active desktop (with a a href mailto etc etc to null) so as to just click on your desktop in a certain spot and do it.

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Hello there. Apparently my computer has been infected with a keystroke logger of some sort. While searching online for World of Warcraft information (which I recently started playing), I clicked on a particular link. When I clicked on it, I immediately got pop-up warnings, I believe from Windows XP as well as Spybot Search and Destroy. I immediately closed the browser page, and clicked the "do not allow this change" popup box that you get from Spybot. To be safe, I immediately ran Spybot, and it didn't find anything.

However, since that time, my WoW account has been hacked twice (the second time, after I changed the PW on a different computer). After it happened the first time, I ran Spybot again, and it found a few items to delete. I removed those, and figured I was gtg. However, it has since happened again. Apparently, it happens fairly often with people like myself who get lax with computer security. I've run Spybot a number of times since then, as well as started using a firewall, but Spybot has not been able to find this keylogger program. Any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!
DDS (Ver_09-01-19.01) - NTFSx86
Run by martin at 18:26:53.18 on Fri 01/23/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.3326.2708 [GMT -7:00]

FW: Sygate Personal Firewall *enabled*

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
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Answer:Infected with a keystroke logger, I believe.

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the ... Read more

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Hi, I have been experiencing a couple of problems in the past week.

For a couple of times when I was browsing on the internet, probably was using the mouse or pressing the left/right arrow buttons (definitely the control button for sure) and all of a sudden the screen display turned upside down.
There have also been 2 occasions when I wasn't using the mouse or pressing any key and my IE7 switched to another tab.

I ran AVG Free, Spyware Doctor, and Spybot in both regular mode and safe mode, nothing was detected.

The second problem is, a week ago, Spyware doctor detected an "Application.Keystroke Spy" (unvise32.exe), I had it fixed. Nothing showed up again in the following few days. Then it showed up again. Since I hadn't visited any suspicious sites I suspect that the thread wasn't really removed.

Nothing has been detected on AVG and Spybot either.

I am using Vista Home, Toshiba laptop.

Attached is my Hijack this log. Could anyone kindly help me please? Many thanks!!

Answer:Keystroke Spy & Display Upside Down

to BleepingComputer.comI want to apologise that it has taken so long to get back to you. We on the HJT Team are working as fast as possible to get your log answered.If you do not still need help, please let me know, so that I can move on to other users who still need help.Please take note of the following:While a HJT Team member is working with you, please refrain from making any changes to your computer.Also, even if things appear to be running better, there is no guarantee that everything is finished. Please continue to check this forum post in order to ensure we get your system completely clean. We do not want to clean you part-way up, only to have the system re-infect itself. If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing. I would much rather clarify instructions or explain them differently than have something important broken.Please reply using the button in the lower left hand corner of your screen.Old topics are closed after 3 days with no reply, and working topics are closed after 5 days. If for any reason you cannot complete instructions within that time, that's fine, just put a post here so that I know you're still here. We get a lot of people who simply leave, and if there is no contact for that amount of time I will have to assume you have "vanished" .If you would still like help, please follow the instructions below:We need to create an OTViewIt ReportPlease download OTViewIt by OldTimer.Save it to your d... Read more

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I am blind and use a screenreader. What are the keystrokes I need to I check my remaining battery charge on my laptop in Windows 10?

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Hi, I have a Dell XPS M1210 running XP.
I am having a problem with keystroke response.
No matter what program I am in, when I type, I end up having to wait quite a bit for the computer to respond....and i don't type that fast.

I scanned with Avast, nothing came up
I scanned with Spybot, fixed a few minor things, but that didn't sove the keystroke problem.
I also used the other applications recomended brofore posting.

See attached Log file.
If anyone can offer me some assistance, It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Very Slow Keystroke Response, Please Help

I apologize for the very long delay. We have been very busy and it has been taking us greater time than normal to get the logs caught up. If you are still having a problem, and want us to analyze your information, please post a brand new hijackthis log. If we do not hear back from you within a couple of days we will need to close your topic.

When posting your logs please post them directly into the reply. DO not attach them.

Thank you for your patience.

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New here, please can someone help, I have a virus I think and everytime I boot the PC up, the mouse works OK.

AVG and Norton have detected a problem with c:\windows\system32\drivers\kbfiltr.sys.

Also says that Trojan Horse PSW.Generic.EIS

It has been put in quarantine by AVG & Norton, however still freezes after a reboot, and I can't find the file anywere on my system


Answer:Help pls : Keyboard freezes after keystroke.

welcome to tsf

try a :

Run the System File Checker

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not reconized)

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem. You will need your Windows cd.

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A friend clicked on a link in an email that is supposedly a keystroke capture virus. I believe it was just a phishing site, but I ran a scan to see if you see anything. Thanks for all that you do!Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:07:48 AM, on 9/19/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\acsd.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXEC:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$MICROSOFTBCM\Binn\sqlservr.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exeC:\WINDOWS\wanmpsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Viewpoint Manager\ViewMgr.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exeC:\Program Files\Intel\Modem Event Monitor\IntelMEM.exeC:&... Read more

Answer:Keystroke Capture Virus

Hi merritt,

If you still need help please post a fresh HijackThis log and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks for your patience.

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I've got numerous emails in the past from what is supposedly Ebay and Paypal asking me to update my account and whatnot, and they are phishing scams, and I always forward them to the security people at Ebay or Paypal. Anyway, I got an email today supposedly from an Ebay seller, telling me he has been trying to pay me for my item I'm selling. I'm not selling anything on Ebay right now. So,(like an idiot) I figured I'd better let this person know he has the wrong person. Out of curiosity, I click on the link to the supposed "item"(this thing looked real, let me tell you, because I use Ebay, and it looked identical), and it takes me to the Ebay sign in page. So(out of instinct, and still apparently not thinking) I sign in, expecting to go to the "item". Well, it takes me right back to the sign in page. Long story short, I forward this email to [email protected] Here is what the reply was......Hello,Thank you for writing to eBay regarding an email message you received.We have reviewed your report and have found that the message you received was made to appear as if it had been sent by an eBay user; however, it was not. All email sent to you from other members through eBay's email system will also appear in the My Messages portion of My eBay. If you get an email to your registered eBay email address that looks like it's from eBay or another eBay member asking a question, check My Messages first. If it's not there, it's a fake email.Many of these fake emails conta... Read more

Answer:Keystroke Virus? (hjt Log Posted)

Hi Jim45 and Welcome to the Bleeping Computer!I dont see much from the HijackThis log so lets look a bit deeper!Download WinPFind: Click the Zip Folder and Select "Extract All"Don't use it yetReboot into SAFE MODE(Tap F8 when restarting)Here is a link on how to boot into Safe Mode: the WinPFind folder-> Doubleclick WinPFind.exe and Click "Start Scan"It will scan the entire System, so please be patientOne you see "Scan Complete"-> a log (WinPFind.txt) will be automatically generated in the WinPFind folderRun MSCONFIG and enable everything in the startup area. To get to MSCONFIG, click on Start -> Run -> type in MSCONFIG -> click OK!Under the "General" TabMake Sure "Normal Startup-load all device drivers and services" has a green tick by itClick Apply->Close->Follow the Prompts to RestartRestart Normal and Download and Save Blacklight to your desktop:Double-click blbeta.exe then accept the agreement, leave [X]scan through Windows Explorer checked, click > scan then > nextYou'll see a list of all items found. There will also be a log on your desktop with the name fsbl.xxxxxxx.log (the xxxxxxx stand for numbers).Copy and paste this log in your next reply. Don't choose the rename option yet! I want to see the log first, because legitimate items can also be present there, ... Read more

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Please help! I received a scam e-mail that was pretending to be the Better Business Bureau. The e-mail said that there was a complaint filed and urged us to open the .zip file that was attached to the message. The only file in the archive was a .exe file, and we made the mistake of extracting the .exe file and opening it on one of our computers, our Mac. I downloaded the archive on my PC, but I did not extract anything from the archive on the PC. Here's more info that I found by Googling the attachment that we downloaded from the e-mail
Here are the threat reports:,%202012&vs_k=1

I'm really freaking out right now, the threat reports say that the virus is for keylogging software. I really don't know how to make sense out of anything else in the threat reports. What should I do? Do I need to worry about it for my PC since I never opened the .exe file on that computer? I did open the .exe on the Mac, are Mac's able to get this virus? I really don't know what to do about this, so I came to this forum. This is a major emergency for my family right now, and I would be so amazingly grateful for any advice from a kind a knowled... Read more

Answer:I was targeted by a Keystroke scam! Please help.

I'm not a Mac person, so I can't help you there. I do know that most viruses are targeted for Windows computers, so you're less likely to be infected on the Mac.If you didn't actually open the .exe file, you should be okay, but you should definitely do some follow up scans. I recommendDownload and install Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareUpdate the definitions and then run a Quick ScanWhen the scan is finished, click "Show Results" and then after making sure every item's check box is CHECKED, click "Remove Selected". Copy and paste the generated log file (it will open in Notepad) as a reply to this thread and then restart your computer.After, Please run an eset Online Scan. Let the scanner remove all found threats and as you did before, copy and paste the log generated at the end of the scan into this thread.

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My friend is worried about what her ex may have done to her computer. To be honest, I have no idea what keystroke capture software would even look like. So...I have run SpyBot followed by HijackThis (the log is below). Please let me know if there is anything I need to clean up. Thanks in advance for any help!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:04:37 PM, on 10/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\AluSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\New Boundary\PrismXL\PRISMXL.SYS
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
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Answer:keystroke capture software?

I have at least researched all of the running programs, and with the exception of RISMXL.SYS the system looks pretty clean to me. I just would like some reassurance before I secure her computer with passwords etc. No point in locking it down with a password if her ex has keystroke capture on it (he's in the IT industry, hence her worry).

I would really appreciate it if someone with more experience than me (I got out of IT over 10 years ago but my girlfriends all think I know everything computer related!) would take a look at it.


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I need something to record and play back keystrokes...

Any ideas?

~Only in America does a great OS like Linux or Mac get eaten by a crappy OS like Windows

Answer:I need an auto keystroke typer!

Do a Google search for
keystroke macro

You'll get a ton of stuff to check out.

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Pareto Logic XoftSpySE is finding Redhand, which it says is a commercially available keystroke logger. None of my other spyware programs catch this bugger. I have Trojan Hunter, Spybot, X-Cleaner and SpySweeper, which is the only one that runs resident as a blocker. AVG also runs resident.

XoftSpy allows you to remove Redhand, but it comes back after a reboot; even when system restore is off, and even when you scan and remove in safe mode.

I have not been able to get Panda Online Scan to work in IE.

Any help? Please? Pretty Please? Thanks.

Answer:help with Redhand keystroke logger

I've never been a fan of XoftSpy. Always had too many false positives and does not fix many things it supposedly finds.

Attach a log showing exactly what it is find.

Redhand is a commercial application which is normally installed on purpose. That does not mean that some one could not use it for malcious purposes.

And also answer some questions:

did you or anyone else install any keyloggers on this PC?
Is it your PC and are you the Administrator?
Are you the original owner of the PC?
did you run X-Cleaner and did it detect Redhand?


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I have an Acer Aspire 5732Z running under Windows 7 Home Premium and the keyboard seems to have a mind of it's own. When I am typing, particularly into input boxes like this one letter randomly fail to register, very frustrating, mostly vowels.
If it were the same keys every time then I could be sure it is a harware fault, but this is not the case, even the space bar fails on occasion.

Can anybody help?

Answer:Keyboard not registering every keystroke

Just a guess, go to keyboard in Control and adjust the settings, for delay, put it near fast. Mine is about 3/4 of the way.

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This may not be a Windows 7 Home Premium issue but someone may be able to help anyway.

Since replacing my XP laptop with a new Gateway NV52 laptop I've been noticing that, when typing online forum posts (on one particular forum site, using Firefox) I'll suddenly find that I've hit some key or keys (or something?) that takes me back a page and I lose everything I've typed. I've tried to figure out what I could be doing on the keyboard but haven't been able to, though it seems to happen most when I'm typing rapidly, and I know that the heel of my right hand may sometimes hit some key or the mousepad or the right click bar.

Any ideas?

Answer:Keystroke or key for 'back' in Firefox????

Wow. Could be several things I suppose. Don't know how good a typist you are, but if I try to type real fast I make mistakes and hit the backspace fairly often. If you were typing and brushed the track pad and focus got taken out of the text box, backspace would take you back a page. I've had the problem of typing in a box and when I brush the pad, focus gets taken elsewhere on the page. Just one guess... I guess.

If this is the problem, maybe there is a way to adjust the sensitivity of the pad.

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The title says it all.In the way that with a lot of programs (photo editing software, etc) you can swap between open files by pressing Ctrl+F6, or in windows itself you can swap between programs with Alt+Tab, there needs to be something to easily swap between open tabs in IE 7.Are there any solutions or work arounds to this problem?

Answer:IE 7 needs a keystroke to switch between tabs

Try CTRL + Tab

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We have a new Windows 7 machine on which Ctrl + Alt + C doesn't register, al ALL.

When trying to assign that keystroke within an application, MS Word for instance, and we click in the text box that "captures" the keystroke NOTHING happens in the text box. Its almost as if the operating system is intercepting that keystroke before it gets to the apps.

Has anyone seen anything like this?

Thank you,

Answer:Specific Keystroke not Working

Well I have just assigned Ctrl+Alt+C to Select Current Color and it works fine. What are you trying to assign it to? I'm using Word in Office 2003 though!

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In the last 10 days I have logged into my online banking and had 3 notifications that someone has tried to log into my account but have not gotten past my personal verification questions.  I have changed my password 3 times now in those 10 days, the last password change was from a computer at work.  I have not had any other attempts shown when I log into my banking, which I am now doing only from work. I have run a scan on my home computers with the antivirus software (Trend Micro), and checked for malware with Malwarebytes.  I did this just prior to the last time I got the notification from my banking site that someone had tried to log in.  So does that mean I may have a keystroke logger on one of my 2 home computers?I am looking for programs to run to check my home computers other than the 2 I have listed above.  I am not hugely computer savy, but I can follow directions.  I would certainly like to be able to log into my banking from home without the worry about my password being misused.The one glitch is that when I log into my banking I also have to answer a personal verification question, if I had a keystroke logger on my computer would they not be able to get this along with my password? I am confused and concerned.Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

Answer:Possible keystroke logger on computer

As a precaution, you should also change your personal verification questions and answers.
Please run TDSSKiller.
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop.
1.  Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters.

2.  Check Loaded Modules, Verify Driver Digital Signature, and Detect TDLFS file system.
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now.

3.  Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run.

4.  If threats are detected select Cure (if available) for all of them unless otherwise instructed.
***Do NOT select Delete!
Click on Continue.

5.  Click on Reboot computer.
Please copy the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt file found in your root directory (typically c:\) and paste it into your next reply.

Please post the Malwarebytes log.
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  When the log opens, scroll down toward the bottom of the log to Quarantined Items.  Copy and paste this in your next post.

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I'm having a rather unusual problem. On certain programs (Such as firefox) my keyboard layout gets rearranged. Below is what the rearranged version looks like.

It's still normal on most Microsoft programs so far, like IE and notepad, but on Firefox and GIMP 2.8, this new layout sometimes gets used. Not always, and not always right away. Sometimes the program is in use for an hour or so before it starts.
On-screen keyboard notices the change every time I switch between an affected program and, say, notepad, and I don't think it's a problem with the keyboard or my language settings since it only affects certain programs. However, for reference, my keyboard is a Dell Ps/2 of unknown age (but surprisingly decent condition.) My language settings are english, USA. My computer is a Dell Dimension 3000.

Answer:Wrong keystroke output.

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