How to remove the KeyLogger virus
Most antivirus programs identify KeyLogger.exe as malware, such as Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.HomeKeyLogger.170 or not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.HomeKeyLogger.162, and Symantec identifies it as Spyware.HomeKeyLogger.
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KeyLogger.exe file information
The process known as Home Key Logger, Free Edition or Simple Python Keylogger for Windows or KeyLogger MFC Application belongs to software Home Key Logger, Free Edition or pykeylogger or KeyLogger Application by KMiNT21 Software (www.kmint21.com) or Home-Use or Eltima Software (www.eltima.com).
Description: KeyLogger.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 28,672 bytes (69% of all occurrences), 598,016 bytes, 28,160 bytes or 24,576 bytes.
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. It is not a Windows core file. It is able to record keyboard inputs. KeyLogger.exe is able to record inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you are having problems with KeyLogger.exe, you can remove the entire program Home Key Logger Free Edition or JthAbcKeylogger using Windows Control Panel.
Recommended: Identify KeyLogger.exe related errors
If KeyLogger.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 53% dangerous. The file size is 28,160 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 21,504 bytes. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. KeyLogger.exe is not a Windows core file. KeyLogger.exe is able to record inputs.
If KeyLogger.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 397,312 bytes. There is no description of the program. Program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File KeyLogger.exe is not a Windows core file. KeyLogger.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications.
If KeyLogger.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 4,896,417 bytes.
If KeyLogger.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 60% dangerous. The file size is 80,327 bytes.
If KeyLogger.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 23,040 bytes.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "ABC" definitely not required. Monitors keystrokes so you can check if someone has typed anything while your away from your PC. Reported as spyware by SpyCop in their FAQ
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as KeyLogger.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the KeyLogger.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
Lucas B. (further information)
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