Spyware Threat found.

  Meshuga 08:43 23 Apr 2005

Giant antispyware has detected a threat on my PC. It is shown as NS Key Logger Personal Monitor (Key Logger). It reccomended Quarantine which I have done. Are there any other precautions I shouuld take regarding this please?

  timeteam2004 08:49 23 Apr 2005

click here Seems to be a safe item installed to track user input. Probably used by companies to record workers activity.

  rawprawn 08:56 23 Apr 2005

click here We are all getting it, It's within Spywarebalster

  VoG II 09:09 23 Apr 2005

And click here

I've quarantined it - no ill effects.

  Meshuga 09:10 23 Apr 2005

Many thanks timeteam2004 and rawprawn for your help.

  rawprawn 09:13 23 Apr 2005

Re: NS Keylogger in Spywareblaster?

This is a false-positive from Microsoft Anti-Spyware - that's just the SpywareBlaster uninstall file.
If you used Microsoft/Giant Anti-Spyware to remove the uninstaller, you should probably reinstall SpywareBlaster over-the-top to replace the file.

This is also another good example of why you should examine every detection anti-spyware products make, and if something doesn't look right - take it with a grain of salt. This certainly isn't the first time an anti-spyware product has made a false-detection, and I doubt it'll be the last.

I'm just rather disappointed that this didn't get caught in whatever "quality-control" the MS AS definitions go through.

Best regards,


  Meshuga 09:32 23 Apr 2005

Many thanks to you too VoG.

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