Best free keylogger detector software

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  1. summertime3

    summertime3 Registered Member

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    I'm looking for the best free keylogger detector software. I use Windows XP and have Norton's Internet Security 2009. It doesn't have a keylogging detector. I've run a Google search, but a lot of red warning flags come up on quite a few sites. I'm uneasy about downloading from websites I'm unfamiliar with and software from companies I've never heard of. Maybe someone here has some suggestions. Thanks for your help. :D
     
  2. gery

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    the answer is there is no the best
    secondly this is not allowed here and this thread will probably be soon closed
     
  3. philby

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    Hello

    I was going to recommend this - a lot of people here use it, but it's not free.

    FWIW, I just ran the tests they use in their marketing (see Test Your Computer's Security on the page I linked), and Prevx closed down all 3 (the SSL one won't run).

    Prevx detection and limited clean up only is permanently free, but if you did get hit, you'd have to buy a license to get your machine cleaned up - assuming you couldn't do it any other way...

    So, I know what I'd do... ;)

    HTH

    philby
     
  4. kinwolf

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    Super AntiSpyware free will detect many keyloggers. Malware Anti-Malware too. Both have a free version.

    What is not allowed? Asking for recommendation? It's more than allowed. This isn't a A vs B thread at all.
     
  5. jmonge

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    agree with you my child:D
     
  6. Toby75

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    Hi summertime3,

    There are alot of threads about anti-keyloggers here on Wilders. Here is one of them:
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=242886
     
  7. Toby75

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    No but it serves a similar purpose...to prevent keyloggers from doing their job.
     
  8. Blue Ring

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    I've been looking for the best free antikeylogger for a long time now, and come to the conclusion that it simply doesn't exist. But a couple good antimalware scanners along with your AV should help you find many of them.

    SpyCop used to be a really good manual scanner for commercial keyloggers (though never free) but I'm not so sure about the company after the recent split. So I don't recommend them anymore.

    There are a couple free realtime antikeylog scanners around that will give you so so results. Most prevent the common hook type keyloggers which I don't even think many keylogger authors even bother with anymore, unless they still are living in the dark ages.

    Most of these free antikeyloggers won't even run on Vista or Win 7, so are of questionable value. I don't use them, so forgot most of them but one I used to like doesn't even require an install and can be run off a flash drive. http://myplanetsoft.com/free/antikeylog.php

    I think a combination of running in a limited account and using KeyScrambler along with your AV and maybe a couple free antimalware scanners to check every now and then would be a good help in finding and preventing keyloggers. Many here will probably recommend a good HIPS also.

    I wouldn't recommend SuperAntispyware for detecting keyloggers. Last time I tested SAS it did absolutely horrible at finding any. Even the author of SAS admits it's not too good with keyloggers. MBAM is not much better and shouldn't be recommended for keylogger detection either.

    I suppose A2 free version would probably be a pretty good recommendation for keylogger detection. http://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/free/

    Also there are many free AV apps that can be downloaded like DrWeb CureIT and similar for a 2nd or 3rd opinion to your AV. http://www.freedrweb.com/

    Many of the free antirootkit scanners could prove helpful as well in finding those nasty kernel type keyloggers. So run a couple of those too every now and then. Gmer isn't too bad. http://www.gmer.net/

    Also, stay smart and be extra careful what you download and run on your pc. Don't let untrusted people have physical access to your pc either. And if they have, look out for hardware keyloggers. Here's a typical example of a hardware keylogger. http://www.keyghost.com/sx/ But some can even be hidden inside your keyboard. :eek: http://www.keylogger.com/
     
  9. Victek

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    There are two aspects to the issue (at least :) ) One is blocking keyloggers and the other is removing them. I use Mamutu and based on the alerts it appears to do a good job of catching potential keylogging behavior. I'm not sure what products are best for removal. Removing keyloggers is complicated by the fact that some companies use them on their networks, so they can't be considered malware in the usual sense. I believe some products, such as SAS make a distinction between commercial and malware keyloggers. I'm not sure what the current position is for SAS and MBAM though.
     
  10. summertime3

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    I'm amazed. It hasn't even been 24 hours since I started this thread and what a wealth of information you people have posted here. This will keep me busy for a good while. Thank you! :D :D
     
  11. Blue Ring

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    Here's my list of free antikeyloggers I was looking for eariler, but couldn't find.

    1. SnoopFree - http://www.snoopfree.com/

    2. DataGuard AntiKeylogger 2009 (free version) - http://www.maxsecuritylab.com/

    3. PSM AntiKeyLogger (open source) - http://psmantikeyloger.sourceforge.net/prod01.htm

    4. KeyScrambler Personal - http://www.qfxsoftware.com/

    5. KL-Detector v1.3 - http://dewasoft.com/privacy/kldetector.htm

    6. Neo's SafeKey - http://www.aplin.com.au/?s=safekey

    7. Anti Keylogger Shield - http://www.amictools.com/v-anti_keylogger_shield.html

    You'll have to look into each tool and decide for yourself which, if any, you may be interested in running. Most should work on on XP. But if you have any questions about any of them of sure someone can help you out here.

    One thing I would like to add is, if your NIS ever runs out and your thinking of getting something else, OnlineArmor free version now has a really good antikeylogger built into it, so something worth looking into IMO. It's probably better than most of the other free stuff already mentioned here too.

    I don't think OA would run with NIS because OA is a firewall/HIPS itself. But it may be possible to disable the firewall and run only the HIPS potion of OA. Maybe someone else can confirm this and if it would be compatible with NIS?

    Best of luck.
     
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    ^^ I Agree with this. I don't think there are any real gems to be found in the free offerings. You most likely get more protection from one of the current free HIPS.

    Snoopfree is an absolute pig to remove, btw. Its own uninstaller left the snoopfree.exe still on my system. It magically reinstalls itself when manually deleted. It truly is one hell of a magical little pain in the arse.

    Toodles.
     
  13. Victek

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    That's one of the best lines I've heard in a long time :) Seriously though, Revo Unistaller would probably take care of removing Snoopfree.
     
  14. Cutting_Edgetech

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    You could also try Zemana Antilogger. It is suppose to be one of the best at detecting, and blocking key loggers. It also detects, and blocks a lot of other loggers like clip board loggers, and screen capturing devices. The last time i checked it does not remove them though. I used it in the past, and thought it was a good product. I've been using Online Armor for 2 years now, and it will protect you from all categories of malware. If your looking for removal i would suggest Prevx 3.0. Prevx 3.0 will block, and remove all types of loggers. You could also look at MalwareBytes Anti-malware, as already mentioned. MalwareBytes Anti-malware is one of the best for removal. If it will detect it then it will remove it! I have not used Hitman Pro, but from what i have heard it could be a good option for removal of keyloggers. Asquared is also very good for removing keyloggers. You could just use the free versions of MalwareBytes Antimalware, SuperAntispyware, Hitman Pro, and Asquared. You don't have to to install a resident shield. You can just use the on demand scanner with them for detection, and removal purposes. You need to keep in mind that you should find a good balance of security products that suite your needs. In my experience a layered security approach is always best.
     
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    Zemana is not free (15 day trial only). You can try AVZ4 for scanning keyloggers or Threatfire for real time protection.
     
  16. Cutting_Edgetech

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    No, Zemana is not free.
     
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