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Yahoo Email Suspected Super Keylogger

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I'm running Vista on my computer and I suspect that I have a keylogger. Every few months, suddenly my Yahoo mail will start sending out spam. Usually I see it in the "sent" folder. The way I know it has sent the spam is because I get autoreplies from some of my business contacts when I haven't sent anything. Then I get a few replies from friends telling me to change my password. I change my password and everything is okay for a few months, then it happens again. Last time this happened, I changed my password three times because the spam was still going out after changing it each time! This is not happening with my Hotmail account and I am always logged in to both Hotmail and Yahoo at any given browsing session. I run AdAware and Spybot, but they don't seem to find anything related to a keylogger. Currently, I'm running a Malwarebytes scan. Then I will run Avira.

I had to attach the OTL log, as this file was too large. There are a ton of Korean or Chinese characters in this log! This worries me because it lists a "host".

MalWare Bytes found nothing.

Avira Antivirus found nothing.

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Edited by periwinkle, 11 August 2011 - 06:32 AM.

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Hi, welcome to GeeksToGo! I'm havredave, and I'll do my best to help you fix whatever it is that ails your computer.

Just a few things before we begin, to ease the process on both of us:
  • Please don't run any scanning or cleaning software without my direction, as it can make things worse and take longer in the long run.
  • Please be patient. A good cleaning can take quite a while, and usually involves many steps before it is complete. I may not post back quickly, because I often have to research issues or run ideas by my peers for a more thorough fix. Also, I'm currently still in training, so there may be a longer than normal pause between my posts as I get expert feedback and permission to post each fix.
  • You may wish to print out each instruction post in case you lose Internet connectivity (using safe mode, for example), so you can complete the fix.
  • If you have any question on any step, or if something doesn't work as described, please stop and ask before we proceed. Better safe than sorry!
  • Please paste your logs into your replies instead of attaching them. This makes it far easier to review. Feel free to use multiple replies if you need to.
  • Please stick with me until I let you know we're finished. Even if the machine is running better, it doesn't mean it's clean.

I'm sorry it's taken so long for someone to get to you. Are you still with us?

If so, please do the following, as I'll need a new scan log:

Download OTL to your Desktop
  • Double click on the icon to run it. Make sure all other windows are closed and to let it run uninterrupted.
  • Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox, then click the Quick Scan button. Do not change any settings unless otherwise told to do so. The scan wont take long.
  • When the scan completes, it will open a notepad window with a new OTL.Txt. This is saved in the same location as OTL.
  • Please copy (Edit->Select All, Edit->Copy) the contents of this file, and post it in your topic.

Download aswMBR.exe ( 511KB ) to your desktop.

Double click the aswMBR.exe to run it

Click the "Scan" button to start scan
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On completion of the scan click save log, save it to your desktop and post in your next reply
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Please post back with your fresh OTL.txt log, and the aswMBR.txt log, and I'll get started :)
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