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Threat indicator: HIGH

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Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Windows Registry specificity that allows software to be applied automatically when opening the system boots can be used by KeyCollector to cheat endeavors to remove KeyCollector during the operation of KeyCollector removal. KeyCollector deceives consumers either by transfering on desirable programs or by befooling them into installing it (trojan horse method). It's frequently when KeyCollector display advertisements. Commercial is also a way KeyCollector monitors user behavior and wants. KeyCollector that comes bundled with shareware products system softwares may be pictured in the covenants text, especially in circumstance with KeyCollector removal tools when buyer wants to remove KeyCollector. The act of KeyCollector removal or seek to remove KeyCollector may be characterized as legal.

KeyCollector intrusion method

KeyCollector copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is kcol23.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name KeyCollector and value kcol23.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name kcol23.exe or KeyCollector. Also, it can create folder with name KeyCollector under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData.

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How to remove KeyCollector manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with KeyCollector, removing it from starup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by KeyCollector.

To get rid of KeyCollector, you should:

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1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • keyboard collector trial.lnk
  • kcol23.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

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2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %appdata%\kctmon\

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3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

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Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall KeyCollector related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for KeyCollector entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Usually keyloggers like KeyCollector does not create entry in Add/Remove programs, however we recommend you to check it. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If KeyCollector won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use WiperSoft Antispyware Malware Remediation Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings

  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column

  • Find KeyCollector under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.

  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

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Windows 8

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.

  • Locate KeyCollector or other related suspicious program.

  • Click Uninstall button.

  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

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Windows 7

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.

  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.

  • In the list of installed programs find KeyCollector

  • Click Uninstall button.

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Windows XP

  • Click Start

  • In the menu choose Control Panel

  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.

  • Find KeyCollector related entries.

  • Click Remove button.

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Information provided by: Aleksei Abalmasov

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with KeyCollector and kcol23.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: Keystroker

I have an insructor at my college who wants me to download a keystroker program to my home computer. It is from the web address Now I tryed this at school and at home and both places came up with a level 5 virus(highest security). My instructor is telling me to turn of the spyware to finish this assignment. To me that sounds dumb, and I don't want to do this. What do you think I should do? Is there any way that this program can kick back my keystrokes to the creator of the site, possibly getting credit card numbers or all of my key strokes? I would appreciate any help or advice you can give. Thanks for you time.
Patrick Gribowski

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: kcoll23

kcoll23-exe have a problem wehn a restast my computer.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

Problem Summary: kcol23.exe

i need a way to uninstall this thing.

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