Help - Windows 7 keeps taking screnshots???

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  1. vr4racer

    vr4racer Notebook Consultant

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    I got this weird problem where windows automatically creates a folder called screenshots and keeps taking screen shots every few seconds. Have no idea how to stop it, the folder can reach sizes of over 5gig before i realise what has happened. Is it a virus, or is there a way of turning it off? Even if i delete the folder it will create a new one an the whole thing starts over again.

    just an update did a virus scan, showed up nothing. Couldn't find anything on google about my problem, althou i only searched for 10min as its getting late here.

    Thanks
     
  2. Gregory

    Gregory disassemble?

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    What programs do you have installed and where is the directory the screenshots are stored?

    Might be easiest to post screenshots of the directory, installed program list, as well as active programs and services (in the task manager).
     
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    it could be a keylogger, some of them can save screenshots and then email them out at a later date.
     
  4. pengy_666

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    hmm,

    That is scary thinking about it like that!

    This Microsoft Virus, spyware and malware scanner is excellent!

    I highly recommend it.
     
  5. vr4racer

    vr4racer Notebook Consultant

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    I am using that anti virus and it doesnt pick up nothing.
     
  6. pengy_666

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    oh no.

    Might be worth seeking some expert advice with Hijack this.

    I highly recommend this forum here.

    Whilst obviously I am not dismissing anyone here or their level of expertise, I just know that its of major importance to try and stop it before it does anything wrong. I have myself found this forum to be a great help. The link is to the instructions and rules first. They will require you to install particular software first and post the log files they will quickly identify anything out of place.

    Of course I am certain someone here can offer more constructive advice but in dire straits sometimes you have to do what you have to do, I just hope you find the solution soon. (hopefully here)
     
  7. shakennstirred

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    have a look at you processes and see if you can see something running that you dont know
    also have the folder open and the next time a screen gets saved and see if you can see the cpu % go up on anything
    there isnt anything in windows that will be doing it, so its something you have installed or a keylogger
     
  8. ExMM

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    This IS scary!!

    Scanning with hijack this is a good idea or eventually malwarebytes.

    But if I was you, to be 100% sure I am safe with my windows, I would format straight away my laptop...
     
  9. pengy_666

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    You could always take the drive out and get a friend to use their machine to scan for virus' etc etc.

    Its often difficult to detect a virus using the drive in question.
     
  10. michael_recycled

    michael_recycled Notebook Deity

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    Such a software must not be necessarily be tagged as virus or malware.
    In some countries, employers install such software on corporate computers.

    Michael
     
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