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Q: OREC32.exe ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: OREC32.exe
Category: Computers > Security
Asked by: sasflo-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 11 Jul 2004 17:11 PDT
Expires: 10 Aug 2004 17:11 PDT
Question ID: 372843
Is this malware? How do erase it completely from my computer? What is
keys32.dll? Somehow related?
Subject: Re: OREC32.exe
Answered By: deadlychiapet-ga on 12 Jul 2004 23:07 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi there,

A search on Google indicated that both orec32 and keys32 are keylogger
programs that records whatever you type on your computer but I
couldn't find anything there that provided much in the way of details.
Searching for the same thing in Altavista revealed a message at the message board which indicated that "the orec32 program
is part of the pspy product from Original Programs/XNET Solutions...
which will capture key strokes, web pages visited, etc., which can
then be accessed by whoever installed it on your computer."

Obviously the best solution would be to rid yourself of this keylogger
immediately. Unfortunately, using an anti-spyware program such as
Ad-aware won't work as these files don't seem to be recognized, so
you'll need to remove them manually. Here's how to do that:

1. The first thing you should do is stop the program from running.
Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete, find orec32 in the Task Manager window, and
then click End Program.
2. Next you need to delete orec32.exe, keys32.dll, and optionally the
folder they reside in. To find the folder that the program is hiding
in click Start and then Find or Search depending on your Windows
version, and type orec32 in the box. If the program has it's own
folder it should be safe to delete that folder, but if orec32.exe is
in a folder like C:\windows\system32 make sure you only delete the
orec32.exe and keys32.dll files.

I hope this solves your problem. If not, please feel free to ask for
clarification before rating this answer.


Search strategy (on both Google and Altavista)
sasflo-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
Pretty comprehensive answer. I would have given 5 stars to someone
providing me more inof on the origins of these programs.

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