Sometimes protecting yourself is much more easier in real life than computer life. In the real world you just have to double or triple lock your house doors and windows to prevent any unauthorized persons from entering your home and steal all your valuables. With computers, it’s another story. Malicious programs has an ability to enter your system without your consent. Some programs can steal any informations just as you type it, this programs are called a keylogger. Keyloggers are programs that records all your keystrokes. Although there are keylogging software that are legal and useful most of the time hackers and even ordinary users use it to steal data. but there are ways to avoid these keyloggers from being installed on your system and to safe guard all your precious data.
- Use a very reliable anti-keylogging software – Using a good anti-keylogging software is one of the best way to avoid getting keyloggers installed on your computer. Get a software that can effectivley detect, locate and remove keyloggers on your computer. Some anti-keylogger software can even provide you with certain information about the keylogger, such as the date it was installed on your computer. In case of future encounters with keyloggers, these programs will also prevent any infiltration. It is also recommend that you use more than one anti-spyware programs. Use at least two to man the gates, so to speak and another two to help you scan for invaders later.
- Delete any suspected keylogger -Most of the time you will have to manually remove a spyware program. sometimes they try to convince you not to delete them, showing a message saying that it’s not a threat or a danger and that you will no longer enjoy its benefits. Don’t be intimidated. Delete it immediately because it will drag your computer down and threaten your security and privacy.
- Learn Keylogger keystroke sequence – Some keyloggers can operate on a stealth mode. If you want to bring them out of hiding you should learn their keystroke sequence. These are keys you’ll need to press simultaneously to reveal the keylogger. Pressing Crtl-Alt-X, for example, will summon XPCSpy. Go to the PestPatrol webpage to see other keystroke sequences of most keyloggers.
- Protect And Complain – To keep others from installing keylogger you can use your operating system’s logon restriction feature. If you can’t uninstall the program, try asking the manufacturer (if commercial) to help you. Some manufacturers will allow this, especially if the keylogger was installed on your computer without your permission.
Being vigilant and a little paranoid can go a long way to avoid keyloggers from being installed in your computer. Remember that with computers, forewarned is always forearmed.