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Windows 7: Keylogger detection

30 Jun 2012   #1

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Windows 7 x64
Keylogger detection

This hasn't come up for me in a very long time so I'm looking for a little input.

I have a client whose email and a online account of another nature were both hacked.
I am fairly sure whoever did it simply compromised the hotmail account password somehow.

I have been scanning the machine with everything in creation in an attempt to locate possible keyloggers so far without any hits. (superantispyware did find a ton of cookies it didn't like though)

Anyhow a complete rebuild of the system drive would be very , very time consuming given the nature of the system and the fact they have not made any backups.

So I'm just looking for some ideas to possibly help determine if there were any keyloggers present.

Outside of that, what's the likelihood of a hotmail account being compromised? For the record it was a very simple password, so I do believe it may have been subject to brute force.

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30 Jun 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64


If all the usual stuff hasn't picked anything up, then it may be time to go for the hardcore tools, but you will need guidance for that.

I recommend contacting Jacee or Corinne to help you this.

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30 Jun 2012   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

As Golden mentioned, most advanced tools are not scan and fix, but rather let you search for possible rootkit like behavior. Two of the best free tools for some time are GMER and IceSword (A Chinese program which doesn't seem to be updated). here is a translated tutorial.

You might try a more user friendly program like UnHackMe

Hopefully Jacee or Corrine will have better info.

A Guy
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01 Jul 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

WinPatrol will also scan for keyloggers ... there is a free version here BillP Studios - WinPatrol 2012
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