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    tracking Keyloggers to IRC

    How could I find out if a virus is keylogging and sending data to some IRC channel. I would like to somehow figure out what irc channel its going to. In addition to that i would like to find some program that could trace an IP address to a person in an IRC channel and room. Anyone got any ideas?

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    Well, to see if your connected to any irc channel, you can do netstat, and that should show you any live connections. it would be like

    (whatever your computer is named):(port) irc.wherever.com:(port) Established

    If you see something like that, or any connections you think are a little too suspicios, you may have a keylogger.


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    How could I find out if a virus is keylogging and sending data to some IRC channel. I would like to somehow figure out what irc channel its going to. In addition to that i would like to find some program that could trace an IP address to a person in an IRC channel and room. Anyone got any ideas?

    OK you have two different questions here?

    1. If you have a keylogger you should see where it is going from your firewall logs/warning about blocking the outgoing connection? Your firewall and a keylogger detector should warn you of the problem. Depending on the keylogger software, you might be able to find the addys in the code?..........particularly the skiddie stuff.

    Try:http://www.styopkin.com and get "Keylogger Hunter" Unfortunately I think that the best stuff is payware or at least shareware

    2. As I understand it you might possibly be able to find the IP of someone on IRC or P2P in general, but what good would it do if they come in through an anonymous proxy, or worse a chain of them? Even if they came direct, if they are DSL or dial-up, it will change whenever they logoff.

    Now a lot of these chat places monitor for anonymous proxies, and drop the connection, or so I am told, if one is detected.

    You should not try to find a room...........just figure out why for yourself

    Of course the Gentlemen in Langley and the Washington Field Office would have little problem in detecting your goodself, should they so wish I also think that the IRS could do it, as no one has the balls to mess with them? BNDD, BATF are probably up there in the list too?

    Hope this helps
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    Slarty's silly take on things:

    Unfortunately now you've typed the above, the owner of any keylogger running on your machine now knows you're on to them and will tell it to self-destruct immediately.

    Consequence: You won't know whether there was one or not.

    Conclusion: be afraid, very afraid

    More sane conclusion: use safe computing practices to avoid getting a malware-ridden box

    Slarty

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    I don't have a keylogger on my machine. It was just a question i've been wondering.

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    I don't have a keylogger on my machine. It was just a question i've been wondering.

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    OH yes you do!

    That is why post #5 and #6 are the same


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    I can only laugh at that last remark. I pushed enter twice and it submitted it twice.


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    Critter, I'm sure that was a joke. You'll soon learn that a lot of senior members have a really wierd sense of humour (sorry nihil )
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