Good security apps for protecting against keyloggers?

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  1. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    Excellent links. Thanks!

    It seems you have researched keyloggers a lot. Do you know of any anti-keylogger app, other than spyshelter, that is pretty good?
     
  2. __Nikopol

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    There is also Ghostpress https://hendrik.tf/ghostpress.html
    I tested it for a while. It's not very good. Creates some issues with programs and the protection is questionable, I think.

    I tested KeyScrambler: Typing is very slow with it. It's as if every key lags half a second behind. You have to wait for a sentence to appear in order to see what you wrote. Don't like it.

    Also tested SpyShelter: Demo version is garbage after the trial is over. No protection anymore. Expensive.

    And Zemana is no longer any good. Never tested the old version though. I don't want something that is 5 years old to protect me.


    I no longer use any Anti-Keylogger since they all had it's issues and I don't have much money.
     
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    Since you have switched Eset, you already have keylogger protection; at least on Banking and Payment Protection web sites. It will scramble all keystokes in BPP armored browser mode. Tested it against a .Net based global keylogger that the major anti-keylogger solutions had trouble detecting.
     
  4. bellgamin

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    Thanks for that information. I still have a bit of a problem. Namely, I have >150 passwords, all are very lengthy. I am involved in numerous matters requiring login because of the nature of information being handlled. It is not practical for me to enter lengthy PWs & related information by hand. So I feel I may not be able to avoid getting a dedicated anti-keylogger app. I just wish there were more options.
     
  5. Umbra

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    @bellgamin why not use a password manager like Bitwarden?
     
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    I have used KeePass, a password manager, for a long time. IMO, the vulnerability of KeePass lies in the fact that it pastes login information to the website via the clipboard.

    I am in the process of trying out Bitwarden per your suggestion. Bitwarden is splendid. I am surprised that I had never heard of it until now. THANK you! By the way, Bitwarden was a very easy add-on to my Firefox browser. So far I *think* that Bitwarden does NOT use the clipboard when entering login information. If I am correct... GREAT!

    I studied as much information as was available on the Bitwarden site. However, I didn't see a clear explanation of how login information gets from Bitwarden to the website where I am logging in. Hopefully Bitwarden's entry of login info does not involve the clipboard in any way.
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    New but related topic --- as I understand it, any keylogger must hook the keyboard in some way, & also must somehow attain monitorship of the clipboard. Correct? Such being the case, it seems to me that a good Behavior Blocker (such as Emsisoft's) should readily detect any keylogger that got past other security apps. Am I right or wrong? If I am wrong, then there must be keyloggers out there that are incredibly stealthy -- in which case, "Katy, bar the door!" If I am right, then use of those AVs with proven behavior blockers or HIPS should make it desirable-but-not-absolutely-essential to use a dedicated anti-keylogger. Right?
     
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    Riot Isolator - the same developer like already mentioned Ghostpress
    https://hendrik.tf/riot-isolator.html
    Of course Zemana (signature based) with current promo
    https://sharewareonsale.com/s/free-zemana-antilogger-29-95-value
    and firewalls with HIPS/BB like Privatefirewall, Online Armor but you know they are abandoned.
    Earlier in some other thread I mentioned about SS Free which can be good solution for you. Below you have the main diferences between free and paid version
    "– Keystroke Encryption in SpyShelter Free Anti-Keylogger works only with popular browsers and it’s configuration options are limited.
    Keystroke Encryption in SpyShelter Premium and SpyShelter Firewall supports all applications and is fully configurable.
    – System Protection module is monitoring less actions than in SpyShelter Premium and SpyShelter Firewall.
    – Anti Kernel Mode Keylogger module disabled.
    – Screen Protection module disabled
    – Anti Sound Logger module disabled
    – Anti WebCam Logger module disabled
    – Internet Security module disabled
    – User Defined Protected Files list is unavailable
    – User Defined Trusted Signers list is unavailable
    – Terminate option in alert window is unavailable
    – Sandbox Mode is unavailable for SpyShelter Free Anti-Keylogger users.
    – We do not guarantee Technical Support for Free version.
    – In Free version it is impossible to turn off monitoring of individual actions."
    https://www.spyshelter.com/help/#
     
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  8. __Nikopol

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    There is on real free version of SS anymore whose protection doesn't deactivate itself 3h after boot.
     
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    i dont think it use clipboard, but i never really investigated about it.

    you are right

    Anti-loggers were popular when HIPS and BB were too complicated for basic users, now that BB are everywhere and easy to use, Anti-loggers started to die.
     
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    Link, please.

    The SS freebie I found says it is no longer supported. That is, it is free "abandonedware."
     
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    SpyShelter and Zemana ;)
     
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    Yes, these are the only ones that proactively protect against key/screen/clipboard/mic and webcam loggers. This means if AV fail to detect, they will still alert about it, or automatically block it via keystroke encryption.
     
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    Agree, especially as to SS. Sadly, Zemana appears to be "abandonedware" at the moment. Further, Zemana lacks the powerful & configurable HIPS that is integral to SS.
     
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    Yes correct, I forgot that Zemana doesn't offer a user controllable HIPS anymore, so that makes SS your only choice. But it's indeed too expensive for my taste, they should lower prices.
     
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    is *not
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