How to remove Keycollect

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Keylogger Keycollect

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Name

Keycollect

Description

Keycollects are programs that track the typing and key strokes of unsuspecting users on infected computers. Keyboard activity is logged and stored so that hackers can gain access to this information and use it to reveal user IDs, passwords, and other sensitive data.

Type

Keylogger

Manual

How to manually remove Keycollect guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Keycollect activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Keycollect process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Keycollect. If you find Keycollect process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Keycollect for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Keycollect using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Keycollect.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Keylogger usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Keyloggers are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Keyloggers can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Keycollect from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Keycollect. After turning off the Internet and disabling Keycollect process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Keycollect to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Keycollect one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Keycollect. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Keyloggers use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    • Keyboard

    • keytrial.exe

    • readme.txt

    • rwin1.dat

    • winrv3e.exe

    • Winw35.ini

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Keycollect, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Keycollect has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Keycollect that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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  • What damage can Keycollect do to my computer?

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  • Countries with the highest Keycollect infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Keycollect

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How did my computer get Keycollect?

Keycollect is a Keylogger-type malware. This malware is installed on your computer by a script placed on a website you visited. Also, Keycollect can spread from a public folder on another user’s computer.

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I detected Keycollect on my computer. What do I do?

Disable your Internet connection and remove Keycollect by using your antivirus software.

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What damage can Keycollect do to my computer?

Keycollect saves all information entered via your keyboard and can send it to hackers or third parties.

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What are the main symptoms of Keycollect?

Extra HD activity
High network activity
PC slowdown
Unusual programs

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Can Keycollect spread to other computers?

Keycollect is not a virus, so it can’t infect other computers on your local network. However, if you open a Keycollect-infected file stored on your computer using another computer in your network, that computer will also be affected by Keycollect.

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Countries with the highest Keycollect infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Keycollect

2016-02-22

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