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How about adding key logger detection capability with the avast antivirus, this will help a lot of online gamers to secure their computers from key loggers.  ;)
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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 12:54:40 PM »
How about adding key logger detection capability with the avast antivirus, this will help a lot of online gamers to secure their computers from key loggers.  ;)

Already included. :)
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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 01:01:30 PM »
is it in one of the real time shields? is it automatic or do i still have to enable or tweak the avast client settings?

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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2011, 01:03:30 PM »
is it automatic or do i still have to enable or tweak the avast client settings?

Enable PUP scanning.
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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2011, 01:19:01 PM »
is it automatic or do i still have to enable or tweak the avast client settings?

Enable PUP scanning.
depends on the type of keylogger you want to detect

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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2011, 01:21:30 PM »
depends on the type of keylogger you want to detect

Well, if PUP is enabled also the "legit ones" get detected.
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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2011, 01:22:18 PM »
exactely   ;)

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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2011, 01:25:02 PM »
Im hoping to safeguard my computer from something like this:




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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2011, 01:26:16 PM »
do you have it installed ?

If so enable PUP, do a scan and see

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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 01:28:20 PM »
done with enabling PUP scanners and increasing sensitivity to high, no i just got that screenshot off the web

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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 01:32:39 PM »
done with enabling PUP scanners...

Don't forget to enable PUP in all shields..! ;)
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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 01:37:00 PM »
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and increasing sensitivity to high
that may give lots of FP

+1
And possible slow-down.
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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2011, 01:55:16 PM »
im playing an online game right now so far no lag, whats FP?, I've seen samples of hardware type keyloggers, but what Im afraid of is the software type can it get auto installed in a computer?

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Re: Feature Request - avast anti virus keylogger detection capability
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2011, 02:03:21 PM »
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but what Im afraid of is the software type can it get auto installed in a computer?
That would be the malicious type.....and those are already detected without PUP enabled

False Positive   http://antivirus.about.com/od/antivirusglossary/g/falsepositive.htm  ( it means that a clean file is detected as malware )

False Negative   http://antivirus.about.com/od/whatisavirus/g/falsenegative.htm  ( it means a malware file is detected as clean )


and PUP is not virus
PUP (potentially unwanted program)   http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/definition/PUP
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