What are Software KeyLoggers?
Software Keyloggers are surveillance
programs applied as spyware, adware, or malware. (Malware is Malicious
Software). Keyloggers detect, record, and often transmit records of
keystrokes made by persons using computers in the workplace, at home, in
cyber-cafes (public computer rental environments), possibly even in public
libraries and schools.
The legitimacy of their applications depends upon the intent of the
individuals who caused them to be implanted on a given computer.
Employers use them
Employers plant them to monitor their employees use of company computers
on company time, often as a deterrent to loss of production by visits to
pornographic websites, unauthorized instant messaging, email joke
exchanges, visiting chat rooms, etc. All of these activities have the
potential of infecting the Employers computer systems with viruses,
worms, and malicious trojans which could lead to loss of Confidential
When Employers create and publish Company Policies regarding unauthorized
use of their computers, employees are forewarned that they could suffer
undesirable consequences for infractions to these policies, and if they
have been advised that they are being monitored, they are probably less
inclined to challenge these rules and regulations.
Are keyloggers legitimate? Employers have the right to protect themselves from
possible legal problems, loss of production, damaged reputations, complete
shutdown of their computer networks, etc. All of these, and more, could
happen from an employees unauthorized use of Company equipment.
Parental Supervision of their childrens web explorations can be enhanced
by using keylogging software. Are the children being spied upon? Yes.
Should they be aware of the existence of surveillance software on the
family computers, or on their own computers? This is a Parental
We hear time and time again of the dangers inherent in Chat Rooms, Instant
Messaging, visits to undesirable and X rated websites. Keyloggers can
provide the tools to help Parents protect and educate their children and
keep them out of harms way.
Keep in mind that children today are very informed and computer literate!
Many begin their computer education before even going to school.
If they wish to participate in the less desirable internet activities,
theyll probably find a way to circumvent parental restrictions, (maybe
their friends computers dont have keyoggers, filters, spam blockers,
etc.) Trust and mutual Parent/Child respect should also be a part of
effective Parental Supervision.
Adware and Malware
Adware and Malware are among the least desirable and most insidious of Spy
They are often implanted without a computer users knowledge. They can
arrive on your computer from visiting certain websites, downloading
pictures, and highly promoted, but tainted software programs, in trojan
horses residing in email attachments, on a friends floppy disk, an on and
Problem is, these spyware programs are usually invisible. Their developers
go to great pains to keep you, the user, from detecting them. They dont
show up on the Task Bar, as an icon on your Desktop, in the Start-up list
or on your Program list.
The secretive nature of spyware is also built into the Surveillance
programs that can be purchased by anyone from dozens of spyware software
Consider the application of Spyware for monitoring failing relationships.
It is used by Spouses, Lovers, and Life Partners to monitor Instant
Message logs, Chat Room visits, and email messages. (Even without spyware,
many of these records are already hidden in your computer files). Spyware
does a better job of recording every keystroke made by a suspected
partner. Programs like SpyCop can find and remove these records.
Is it legal? Is it Fair? Many times these answers, and their consequences,
determined in ensuing Court Room events.
There is a Real Danger associated with MalWare and some AdWare. (Some
Adware results in advertisers creating more useful websites based on what
they learn of our surfing habits). However, our Private Identities and
Personal Secrets can be compromised (exposed or made liable to danger,
suspicion, or disrepute), violated and dishonored by Malware. Our
Financial records, Bank Account numbers and balances, credit card numbers,
Social Security numbers, all can be stolen WITHOUT OUR KNOWLEDGE!
Is it Legal?
Of Course Not!
So how do we protect our Personal Identities and Private information from
the thieves who perpetrate these crimes?
We need to scour our computers for Spyware by using tried and proven
effective spyware removal programs.
(Isnt it ironic that many of these are developed by the same people that
create the commercially available spy and survellience programs? Who
better to know how to get rid of the bad stuff?)
Detection of Keystroke Logging Spyware
is one of the leading commercial computer Monitoring/Surveillance spyware
detectors designed to detect Chat Loggers, Email Recorders, Commercial
Keyloggers, Password Recorders, Screen Recorders, and related products
that could compromise your privacy and lead to Identity Theft.
What kinds of computer monitoring spy
are being used to check on us today?
There are the basic keyloggers which record keystrokes for later viewing on the same PC,
and then there are the totally insidious types
which can record your screen as a slide show, highjack your browser
settings, and Email the recording to
someone else. Of course, there is everything in between.
Why is this so dangerous?
Anyone who may want to keep an eye on you can easily learn more about you
than you would ever want them to know.
Spy software makes it easier for anybody to get your financial
information, credit card numbers, and web site passwords!
These spying tools can be either Hardware or Software.
All effective spyware detection software will search your system for these
key logging programs and help you remove, quarantine, and stop them from
What do hardware KeyLoggers look like?
Presented through the Courtesy of SpyCopTM
Hardware Keyloggers are small devices about the size of a AA battery that
are plugged in-line with your keyboard in order to record your keystrokes.
These devices are generally used by companies to monitor employees or
really serious spies who want to keep track of what you do on your
Hardware keyloggers are generally advertised as being better than software
keyloggers because they are undetectable. This is true for the uniniated;
however, after reading this e-Report you should be able to spot a hardware keylogger with ease!
Unfortunately, it is not possible to detect most hardware keyloggers using
software. Fortunately, they are easier to spot by simply following your
keyboard wire! Because of this simple fact, we have put together this page
to allow you to find them yourself.
A hardware KeyLogger is installed between your keyboard and computer, like
and it could look like this
By taking a peek behind your system and following your keyboard cable, you
can find out if there is something odd inserted between your keyboard
If you see a device about the size of a AA battery along your keyboard
line, it could either be a filter, which is harmless, or a hardware
keylogger. Look at the device carefully for connectors which would make it
removable. If it appears that the device can be removed from in between
the keyboard and computer, chances are that it is a hardware keylogger.
Whichever spyware detection program you select, check the specifications
very carefully to be certain that it is designed to detect and remove
invisible keylogging software. Now that you know what to look for, you
should be able to find and remove any hardware spying device that might be
attached to your computer system.
We encourage you to visit our full Firewalls-and virus-protection website
to keep up to date on the latest information and tools to help you avoid
the agony and despair that can come from your privacy and personal
identity being compromised by spyware.
We sincerely hope this report has contributed to maintaining your privacy,
Internet Safety and computer security.
your friends, associates and family members, too.
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