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Q: Invisiblekeylogger ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Invisiblekeylogger
Category: Computers > Security
Asked by: knucklebug-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 09 Mar 2005 08:08 PST
Expires: 08 Apr 2005 09:08 PDT
Question ID: 488943
I need help! Is there a way to detect invisiblekeylogger on my
computer. I'm certain it was sent to me in an email attachment, and
want to know if there is a way to detect it, delete it and maybe get
proof that the person I think sent it, is indeed guilty!

I'm guessing another way to find out would be to access the computer
of the spy. This I did.. I found the program, but can't access the
logs without a password. Maybe there is a default password or a way to
change it? ( I think this would be the best way to get the proof I'm
looking for)

When I confronted the person who, I think, is spying on me (and whos
computer the software is on) He said that it was obviously some sort
of trogan and he doesn't know how it got on his computer. He claims
,that somehow, somebody must have gotten his credit card info and it
just appeared on his computer. Acting dumb like his identity got
stolen or something. I'm assuming that this isn't some hack crap or
scam program that just appears on your computer. If you want to spy on
someone, you buy it and install it... it doesn't just appear! Am I

This program was downloaded onto this persons computer 10 min. before
he sent me an email with a stupid zip file attachment. This person
never sends me email attachments, and from what I understand  this key
logger can be sent remotely through a zip file attachment.
Coincidents?? His story just doesn't ad up and I want proof he did it.

Please let me know whatever info you may have on this program
( And please try to keep it somewhat simple, my
skills are basic! ;)
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks.
Subject: Re: Invisiblekeylogger
Answered By: siliconsamurai-ga on 09 Mar 2005 09:53 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, thank you for submitting your question to Google Answers, I hope I
can provide the information you are seeking.

There are several aspects to the answer. 

Although you may be correct about the source of the infection, that
doesn?t necessarily mean he/she did this on purpose. It is quite
common for such spyware program to be connected with programs which
also hijack e-mail addresses, sending itself out to everyone on
someone?s address list.

I?m not saying that happened, just that you need to remember the
possibility when you are making acusations. You may be entirely
correct. Going into that person's computer is a serious crime in some
jurisdictions, I wouldn't bring that up if you decide to go to the

If this is a business situation you can communicate your concerns to
management. The same goes for a school administration, but if it is a
matter of two private individuals, then you would need to go through
the police or possibly the Secret Service/FBI if this is a case of
attempted identity theft.

That is a complex matter and not one I can give much further advice
about without knowing more details than you should post online.

But your basic problem is to eliminate the threat, and threat it is, a
very dangerous one.

It is also one I can address here.

You should download one or more anti spyware programs which will clean
out what amounts to an infection.

You can load Lavasoft?s free Ad-Aware scanner on your system and run
it periodically.

There is a commercial version but the free download is probably all you need.

Google search term: lavasoft download

There is also a new Microsoft program which not only removes some
spyware (not as well as Ad-Aware) but it also helps prevent new
infections if you leave it running in the background.

Google search Term: Microsoft antispyware download

PCOrion also offers a free trial and the vendor claims it will
specifically detect and remove invisiblekeylogger.

I haven't actually used it myself, but they have a good reputation.

You can run it right from the site to obtainmore information.

You will find several links to free online spyware scanners at

Thank you again for turning to Google Answers for help. I should
probably mention that I have written reviews of both the Ad-Aware and
the Microsoft AntiSpyware software. Both work well but neither will
catch every infection so you need to try several.

The good news is that they are all free.

You may also want to look at my answer to 481307

It doesn't directly apply to your problem but has some additional
information which might be of interest.

You may need to try several anti spyware utilities until you find one
which works for you.

If none of the above programs or links work in your particular
situation let me know and I can provide more links.

Request for Answer Clarification by knucklebug-ga on 09 Mar 2005 10:28 PST
Thanks for your quick reply :) 
After using the spyware you suggested, how will I know that
invisiblekeylogger is gone?
I also noticed that several of the free programs available are only
free to search your computer, but then want to buy the software to
actually "clean" the computer. Do you know of any programs I can run
that are %100 free, and that claim to be able to detect
invisiblekeylogger? I'm not worried about other spyware? just worried
about this specific one. Also is this specific logger only able to
track me when I'm online? I have dial-up so if I don't sign on he
can't log me I'm assuming...

Thanks again for your help, and you're right my main focus should be
getting it off my computer.

Clarification of Answer by siliconsamurai-ga on 09 Mar 2005 12:15 PST
The advantage of the ones which scan online are that you don't have to
pay for them unless you know they can find and delete the software.

More advanced users are sometimes able to use that information and
remove the spyware on their own, but that is really complex.

You can rely on both the Microsoft and the Ad-Aware software if they
report that they have located the malware/spyware and they are
entirely free to both scan and to delete what they report finding.

You are right to be concerned but the way to know that it is
completely gone is to simply reboot your computer, then run another
scan, even one of the free online ones which were able to locate it

XP and some other operating systems have a restore feature which you
may need to turn off if it hasn't disappeared on the reboot.

The link to another question should have a section on how to handle
that if it is necessary.

You may have to pay for software to remove the spyware but try the
free alternatives first.

Let me know if either the Ad-Aware or Microsoft SpyWare doesn't work
and I will give you some more links to free software which should

This can become a very complex problem and it's best to begin simply,
then go from there. If I were to include ALL the possibly relevant
information in this answer it would take days to read! (GRIN)

Post another clarification request once you have tried the free
software if you aren't willing to pay for any of the commercial

Best of luck, and don't hesitate to write again for more information.
knucklebug-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks a bunch for all of your help. I haven't tried the scan programs
yet, but when I do... I'll be sure to post the results :)

Subject: Re: Invisiblekeylogger
From: dji-ga on 09 Mar 2005 09:31 PST
I have had the same thing happen to me.  I got online and purchased
CounterSpy by Sunbelt Software.  It can clean out any type of spyware
I have had from cookies to browser hijackers and keyloggers.  here is
the link:
Subject: Re: Invisiblekeylogger
From: siliconsamurai-ga on 10 Mar 2005 02:55 PST
Thank you for the nice rating and remember that I will provide more
links if necessary.

It is impossible to know which program will work best for you because
of the various operating environments so I posted the cheapest ones
which were most likely to solve your problem.

Others aren't necessarily better no matter what their prices, just different.

Good luck.

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