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KL Detector is a free utility to find any keyloggers.

by SueSig / August 11, 2009 12:46 AM PDT

My computer is a Presario M2000 laptop running XP SP 3


I downloaded KL-Detector and ran a scan and got the following:

KL-Detector has found a suspicious file:

C:\Documents and Settings\My Name\Application
Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\pcatnlje.default\places.sqlite-journal

This is only one thing that it found; there is also a full log listed.

Is this really a keylogger on my computer? I went to C:\Documents and Settings\My Name and couldn't find Application Data; I did a search and couldn't find it either.

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It's a False Positive.. Firefox Places It There..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / August 11, 2009 2:55 AM PDT

I've got that file on my machine here as well.. It's a "journal" file placed by Firefox and is harmless. The reason you're not finding the the "Application Data" folder is you probably don't have all hidden and system files and folders showing in Windows Explorer/Folder Options. Once hidden and system folders are visible, then path you've indicated should be visible.

By the way, I'm not seeing the greatest reviews of the KL-Detector product.. Your choice though..

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Firefox false positive
by SueSig / August 11, 2009 4:42 AM PDT

Thanks, it looked suspicious but good to know it's nothing to worry about. The reason I tried the KL detector is it was recommended in one of Kim Komando's e-mails and it is free. Don't think I'll be using it again tho. I use AVG anti virus free and Comodo firewall as well as several anti-spyware programs, hopefully one of them will catch anything bad.

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