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thefuzzyllama

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Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« on: April 19, 2014, 01:38:15 AM »
Hello! Well I have been paranoid for awhile that I might have a Keylogger on my laptop. I Accidentally clicked a link and it brought me to a very inappropriate website! Ever since then I have been paranoid. I did Avast scans on my laptop and it said "No Threat Found" does that mean there's no Keylogger? So anyway does Avast! Free Detect and remove keylogger/trojans?
Please reply back I am very Paranoid :(

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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2014, 01:42:02 AM »
Yes, it detects Keyloggers via signatures.
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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 01:45:36 AM »
avast! detects all types of malware.

Definition of malware : Malware includes computer viruses, ransomware, worms, trojan horses, rootkits, keyloggers, dialers, spyware, adware, malicious BHOs, rogue security software, and other malicious programs; the majority of active malware threats are usually worms or trojans rather than viruses.

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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 01:47:23 AM »
recomended extra scanner for the paranoid   Malwarebytes  www.malwarebytes.org

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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2014, 01:58:35 AM »
Okay thank you very much y'all :)

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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2014, 02:32:59 AM »
Keyloggers can also be legit (a PUP = Potentially Unwanted Program), so you may want to enable scanning for PUPs in the scan that you are doing. Open the settings for the particular scan that you are doing
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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2014, 02:07:42 PM »
Will do :)
Thank you all very much! :D

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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2014, 02:28:43 PM »
You're welcome.
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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2014, 08:31:35 PM »
I did the scan with the PUP check marked and it said "No Threat Found" Does that mean that there's no keylogger? :o
I'm very sorry If I sound annoying I just get paranoid over the craziest things ever.
And thank you :)

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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2014, 08:41:08 PM »
I did the scan with the PUP check marked and it said "No Threat Found" Does that mean that there's no keylogger? :o
I'm very sorry If I sound annoying I just get paranoid over the craziest things ever.
And thank you :)
Yes
But if you still feel unsecure, you can try a scan with malwarebytes free.

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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2014, 09:05:57 PM »
Okay thank you very much. :)

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Re: Does Avast! Free Detect Keyloggers?
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2014, 10:23:22 PM »
Okay thank you very much. :)
You welcome :)