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Old 02-02-2011, 03:03 PM
 
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does HKEY local computer mean that i have a keylogger? sorry, i'm no computer whiz. faaaaar from it. i saw it on a report from spybot search and destroy which i ran a few minutes ago
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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Where are you seeing that? I have no idea what local computer is, HK local MACHINE is part of the Windows registry and is supposed to be there.
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Old 02-02-2011, 09:03 PM
 
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Windows Registry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Not a keylogger. I'd go into more detail to help you right now, but I've got a previous engagement I need to get to. Someone else will undoubtedly chime in with a layman's description for you.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:37 PM
 
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Where are you seeing that? I have no idea what local computer is, HK local MACHINE is part of the Windows registry and is supposed to be there.
yes yes that's what i meant. thank you. i feel a little better now.
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Old 02-03-2011, 04:53 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity why would you think that would be a key logger?
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:04 AM
 
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Just out of curiosity why would you think that would be a key logger?
I believe it is because he went into the registry (when he should not have) and saw HKey Local Machine. The first time I saw that hive I suspected the same thing.


Wait till he sees HK Users!
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Old 02-08-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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does HKEY local computer mean that i have a keylogger? sorry, i'm no computer whiz. faaaaar from it. i saw it on a report from spybot search and destroy which i ran a few minutes ago
No. Get rid of Spybot, then download and install Malwarebytes (Malwarebytes). Run it.
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Old 02-08-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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does HKEY local computer mean that i have a keylogger? sorry, i'm no computer whiz. faaaaar from it. i saw it on a report from spybot search and destroy which i ran a few minutes ago
I assume you really mean HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE. It means you have a Windows registry. If you are running Windows, that is a good thing. My guess that that Spybot reported a registry key that it classifies as spyware. That's probably OK too. Althought I usually use Malwarebytes to clean off spyware, I install Spybot so I can use the immunize feature.
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