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Keylogger Search Finds In iTunesMusicLibrary.xml


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I searched my computer for the names of several keylogger and trojan horse programs, and the iTunes Music Library.xml files comes up as positive. But when I search the iTunes Music Library.xml file for those same names, there is nothing returned (the typed-in name isn't in the file).

First, why does iTunes Music Library.xml come back as a "hit" from my search - what does that mean?

Second, why doesn't the same search within that iTunes Music Library.xml file return anything?

NOTE: Names that show iTunes Music Library.xml as a positive "hit" from the search are:
Agent Bob
Super Save
Invisible Oasis
Mac Defender
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Hi and welcome to the forums.
1st question is, what circumstances arose for you to check for key loggers?
2nd do you have any AV running what so ever ??

Now i come to the list.
Mac Defender is a well know and the latest malware to hit our Macs. If it is there and you got it somehow then here is a way to get rid of it from your system.

How to avoid or remove Mac Defender malware.
Within that article Apple has released a security update that will automatically find and remove the threat.
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Thanks for the tip on MAC Defender.

To answer your question, the reason I was searching for Keyloggers or Trojan Horses was (is) because sometimes my internet connection runs exceedingly slowly. I connect using my iPhone as a modem, so it is likely that my carrier is putting a governor on my data speed. But I was checking for Keyloggers and Trojan Horses just to eliminate the possibility.

Also, there is often a humungous data upload and download when I start my browser (usually Google Chrome).

To answer your other question, no, I do not run any AV software whatsoever.

Does this help you to offer any more guidance?
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You might try a different browser also run a speed test.
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Thanks TattooedMac for the Mac Defender link. I went there and I don't have it.

Thanks MoTM for the different browser and speed test tip. I'll do both.

But my primary question remains: Why does my word search for several keyloggers return the iTunesMusicLibrary.xml file?

And why does a word search within that file return nothing?
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