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keylogged?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:29 pm
by Sky
Many antispyware/antivirus programs are pretty poor when it comes to keyloggers because they can now create hooks and become very hard to find.
Plus the fact that most keyloggers run in stealth mode wich means you wont find them in program list etc.

Firstly, if you really think you have a keylogger install, just format your HDD and start from fresh. After the format, secure Windows and use the following programs to prevent a keylogger from installing and tracking.

If you run your Windows account as a limited user account, this should stop many keyloggers from ever installing without your permission.

Then if you install a good firewall with HIPS feactures (Host intrusion prevention system) that will be able to stop MANY keyloggers from installing.
I recommend Comodo because it passed all keylogging tests and it is completely free.
http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/

You can also install an excellent free antikeylogging program called "SnoopFree Privacy Shield" which is highly effective. It does not use definitions to find keyloggers like antivirus programs do... It basically stops any program that tries to hook to your keyboard or screen, so they cannot see what you are doing or typing. I have personally tested this against 4 keyloggers and it stopped all of them in their tracks.
It got a 5 star rating from Download.com editiors.
http://www.download.com/SnoopFree-Privac

If you really want to know if you are safe from software keyloggers, then run the AKLT tool -- this is an excellent way to test if a keylogger can see your keystrokes.
http://www.firewallleaktester.com/aklt.h

Do the above + use an antivirus and antispyware program and you will be pretty damn safe...

Re: keyloged?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:34 pm
by Ebola
Guide for Macs:
lolol macs don't get viruses

Re: keyloged?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:36 pm
by Sky
thats why i didnt post guide for macs
but macs can get keylogged to ;)
but much less common

Re: keyloged?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:47 pm
by Jay
:bag: THANKS for the info sky, keyloggers are my number 1 fear tbh :S

Re: keyloged?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:49 pm
by olegis
Ebola wrote:Guide for Macs:
lolol macs don't get viruses
mac os have viruses...but only a few of them not like windows...
they don't have them a lot bcs mac os is kinda new and not so popular as windows .most programmers creating viruses only for windows os not for mac os or any linux based o.s ,but now it seems more and more programmers are creating vuruses for mac and linux os..
here info about one of viruse for mac: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/new ... vulnerable ofc there are more lol.

Re: keyloged?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:08 pm
by todd
olegis wrote:
Ebola wrote:Guide for Macs:
lolol macs don't get viruses
mac os have viruses...but only a few of them not like windows...
they don't have them a lot bcs mac os is kinda new and not so popular as windows .most programmers creating viruses only for windows os not for mac os or any linux based o.s ,but now it seems more and more programmers are creating vuruses for mac and linux os..
here info about one of viruse for mac: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/new ... vulnerable ofc there are more lol.
I think there pretty evenly matched last I heard. Windows has more protection and probably a bigger team. The virus hole or place it finds a way into your computer isn't always in the operating system either, it can enter from poorly coded 3rd party application that works across multiple platforms like java.

Re: keylogged?

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:11 pm
by Wheee
Which*

lol jk. This is a cool tip sky :)

Re: keyloged?

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 5:48 pm
by SfBrave
Ebola wrote:Guide for Macs:
lolol macs don't get viruses
Not true.