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Old 12-05-2017, 12:48   #1
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Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...of-hp-laptops/

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The audio driver installed on some HP laptops includes a feature that could best be described as a keylogger, which records all the user's keystrokes and saves the information to a local file, accessible to anyone or any third-party software or malware that knows where to look.

Swiss cyber-security firm modzero discovered the keylogger on April 28 and made its findings public today.
Seems not long ago there were concerns over spyware on Lenovo laptops
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Re: Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

Thanks for posting this. My HP laptop is one of the models listed so I'll be checking for the logger and if it exists killing it.
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Re: Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

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Thanks for posting this. My HP laptop is one of the models listed so I'll be checking for the logger and if it exists killing it.
How do you check for it as our laptop is HP?.
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Re: Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

Instructions are in the linked article
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Thanks BenMcr.
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Re: Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

I've removed this from the laptop. It was running but the log is empty. It's not stored in system32 but in three other places. You'll need to to a file search to find it. Then right click and move it to the desktop. You can delete the shortcut created for tidyness.

I will take a look for the registry key that launches it and remove that as well so it won't come back by accident.
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Re: Keylogger Found in Audio Driver of HP Laptops

the missus' wasn't actually affected but in any case
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HP Releases Driver Update to Remove Accidental Keylogger
https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/new...tal-keylogger/


HP Releases Driver Update to Remove Accidental Keylogger
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