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Silent Spy; sw.exe - potential keylogger won't go away

by notaguru / March 27, 2008 2:15 PM PDT
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Try to remove that spyware
by Donna Buenaventura / March 27, 2008 3:46 PM PDT

by installing antispyware program.

Download the free SUPERAntispyware from http://www.superantispyware.com
It will prompt to you check for updates and to run full system scan. Allow it to do those.

See if SUPERAntispyware will help you solve this spyware issue.

Let us know how it goes by posting in this topic.

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by notaguru / March 27, 2008 9:51 PM PDT

Donna, thank you so much for taking the time to look at my problem. Will this superantispyware program you've suggested to me alter my registry? If not then I have no interest in taking the time to download and run it. The 2 registry keys keep appearing because I haven't yet found the other registry keys that trigger their creation. I'm only going to download superantispyware if it's capable of altering my registry for me. I've had antispyware remove programs like this only to have them reappear because the source of the problem is in the registry.

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Yes it will check into the registry, memory, startup..
by Donna Buenaventura / March 28, 2008 7:53 AM PDT
In reply to: superantispyware

and other areas.
If it finds infection... it will try to remove it.

Scan the system in safe mode. You can also scan in normal mode.
You can configure SUPERAntispyware also to terminate threats before quarantining.

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Ran superantispyware
by notaguru / March 28, 2008 2:24 PM PDT


Thanks for responding. I downloaded superantispyware, updated it and scanned my computer in safe mode. Unfortunately, it didn't even detect the SW keys in the registry.

I, of course, still do not know for certain whether SW is a threat but all of the websites I've visited say it is dangerous and needs to be removed. When I look at the keys in the registry there are log folders.

Any other suggestions?

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Try this..
by Donna Buenaventura / March 28, 2008 4:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Ran superantispyware

Please back-up the registry. You can use ERUNT to backup your Windows Registry.

Open Task Manager then locate sw.exe in Processes tab. If found, end its task.
Next, configure your system to show hidden files

Open your Registry Editor after the backup. Search the entire registry for sw.exe, sw.htm. Delete those when found.
If you cannot remove it using the Registry Editor, please use RegAssasin: http://www.malwarebytes.org/regassassin.php

Open Windows Explorer then try to locate the following (delete them when found) :

Just delete the found items (if all of the above do not exist).
If you found any of the above but you cannot delete it for some reason, please use FileAssassin: http://www.malwarebytes.org/fileassassin.php

Reboot the system.

If the above will not help, I suggest that you scan your system using:
ESET Online scanner or Housecall to see if it will find anything
If any of these online scanner found something, allow them to disinfect the system.

Some users report similar problem and they have different solutions, please take a look:

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