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    Hi,

    I'm using SpyBot S&D version 1.6.2.46 on Vista x64, and have been using it for a while now. I've never had any problems running Skype, but after Skype updated itself today, TeaTimer popped up a dialog saying it had detected a keylogger on my computer, and the associated process had been terminated. The executable file associated with the terminated process was Skype.exe, from Skype's \Phone directory. As far as I am aware, this is the correct location for Skype.exe. The only other detail mentioned on the TeaTimer dialog was something about identifying the exe as a part of a known malware group, identified as "AllInOneKeylogger". Since this happened immediately after Skype updated (and hence replaced the .exe), I'm suspecting a false positive here. (I'm running Comodo Firewall's Defense+ along with Spybot, and no file access to Skype's data directories was reported by either Comodo or Vista's UAC) Is there any way to verify this?

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    Hello plonik

    from what you say, i too think it is a false-positiv.
    I would suggest you, to upload the skype.exe on http://www.virustotal.com to check it with a number of different Scanners. If the most show it harmless it might be a false-positiv.

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    Oops, sorry. I thought I had included all that information in the original post, but here it is anyway:

    OS: Windows Vista 64 bit
    Browsers: Firefox 18.0.1, Opera 9.64, Google Chrome 24.0.1312, IE 8.0.6001 (I haven't used IE in years)
    Spybot Version: 1.6.2.46 - I don't think I've ever updated the program, Spybot says the last detection update was 30/11/2011
    TeaTimer report in Spybot Logs:

    04/02/2013 20:50:16 Allowed (based on user decision) value "Skype" (new data: ""C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe" /minimized /regrun") added in System Startup user entry!
    04/02/2013 20:50:18 Encountered and terminated AllInOneKeylogger in C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe!
    Complete Log file attached.

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    Hi Ploink,
    Quote Originally Posted by Ploink View Post
    don't think I've ever updated the program, Spybot says the last detection update was 30/11/2011


    Could you update the definitions please and then run another scan so that when our detectives are on-line they will have the latest information.

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