keyscrambler free needed when having CIS ?

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by zakazak, Sep 23, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    Hi, I have CIS and the D+ already offers anti keyloging. So would keyscrambler free give me any advantage? I might also get avast free av / eset av instead of the comodo av (but keeping fw and d+).

    thanks
     
  2. kjdemuth

    kjdemuth Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    Posts:
    2,960
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Comodo firewall and Avast are a great combo. If you really concerned about keyloggers than yes keyscrambler will help. If a keylogger makes it through avast and D+, then your key strokes will be encypted. It's very light and easy to use. Hope this helps.
     
  3. andyman35

    andyman35 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2007
    Posts:
    2,336
    Keyscrambler and D+ are complimentary yes.

    Whilst D+ should intercept any keylogging activity,if for any reason it fails,KS will ensure only junk data is logged.

    As kjdemuth says,Comodo FW and Avast are are very good combo,you might want to disable one or other of the sandboxes to avoid overlap though.
     
  4. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    alright.. I'm not sure if i would need keyscrambler than.. i belive that keylogging is 1990 anyway.. these days people use password stealers to get your data (when saved) :S

    Is keyscrambler free some kind of browser addon or is it a full program running in the backround and using resources ?

    Cause I would already have CIS,Avast,MBAM pro, Sandboxie in the backround. Surely my laptop could handle keyscrambler as well.. but I don't want any system slow downs due to having too many security products running.

    thanks
     
  5. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2010
    Posts:
    1,115
    The free version is an add-on that only appears in the tray when the browser is open, consumes very, very low memory and will not lower the computer's performance.

    KeySrambler is always a good option, does not weigh and encrypts.
     
  6. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,085
    CIS is able to block any try to log the keystrokes on real time.
    If you really want to add an additional layer of protection try Trusteer Rapport, or Prevx Safe Online free.
     
  7. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2010
    Posts:
    247
    Yeah. I agree there. The free version of Keyscrambler is only an add-on for FF and will protect only in FF.
     
  8. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,085
    But if a malware try to capture keystrokes from you will get an alert anyway.
    What I mean is that you really want to include an additional layer of protection to CIS, trusteer rapport is the best choice, but it only affects to your browser.
     
  9. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    Since I use LastPass for logging into webpages, this layer of security wouldn't be needed very often :>
     
  10. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,085
    If you use LastPass you probably don't need keyscrambler.
    LastPass or keyscrambler will not protect you against malware like Zeus that is able to steal your passwords.

    http://www.trusteer.com/product/trusteer-rapport
    http://www.trusteer.com/learn
     
  11. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    instead of rapport I could also use a VPN service ? Rapport protects you against MITM attacks and so does a VPN ?
     
  12. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,085
    http://www.trusteer.com/product/trusteer-rapport
    I don't know if the VPN will be able to do that:
    http://www.banktech.com/risk-management/228201032
    http://www.trusteer.com/blog/financial-malware-targets-enterprise
    http://www.trusteer.com/company/pre...erprises-protects-against-man-browser-attacks

    Take a look to the banking test of august in the website http://malwareresearchgroup.com/malware-tests/ when it works.
     
  13. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    ah right.. iu guess trusteer rapport offers more protection then. Hpwever, it looks like you can only use that software if your banking website offers it as security solution.. which mine doesn't :S
     
  14. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,085
    You can add any site manually (your bank, gmail, hotmail any https), also take a look to the advanced settings so you can improve the protection of the sites added manually.
    Also by default it offers an additional protection for your browser even if you are not in a protected site.

    Prevx Safe Online Free may be more user friendly and more or less do the same thing
     
  15. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    ye i already wanted to try out prevx free online.. i just wonder how exactly this tool protects you from MITM attacks (password sniffing is a man in the middle attack as well? so how could prevx protect me against it).

    Prevx also seems to have many positive feedbacks.

    So I guess no keyscrambler and maybe prevx online free :p
     
  16. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,085
    Safe Online is like trusteer rapport, install it and take a look to the settings, I prefer trusteer rapport manually configured.
    With prevx safe online also their av is installed but without removal or blocking capabilities only detection. (Prevx is compatible with other av's)
    http://www.prevx.com/safeonline.asp
    http://i1-win.softpedia-static.com/screenshots/Prevx-SafeOnline_3.png

    If you have any of those and Comodo IS your don't need keyscrambler.
    Keyscrambler is not able to protect your passwords against modern banking malware like zeus.

    Take a look here: https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=305848

    and if the website works for you also here (or try later): http://malwareresearchgroup.com/malware-tests/
     
  17. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    I'm refreshing that site already for the whole night but still down :p

    Thanks for helping me out here.. I guess Prevx online free will be added to my security setup :)
     
  18. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    one more question: would prevx safe online free conflict with comodos keylogging protection? or avast free av?
     
  19. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,085
    No, It will work great, you are adding an additional security layer the overlap is minimum or non existent.
    One problem that I see in Safe Online is that it will be probably discontinued soon because webroot bought Prevx and maybe there will not be a free version anymore. So maybe you want to try trusteer rapport also.
     
  20. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    Alright thanks for your help :)
     
  21. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    is trusteer rapport, is there away to automatically protect all websites I visit? also sad that they aren't partners of any sites i visit (facebook,banking,...)

    @edit: and if i got it right, rapport will force their own DNS server.. can i disable that somehow? I already use NortonDNS.
     
  22. cruelsister

    cruelsister Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Posts:
    977
    Location:
    Paris
    Zak- I really wouldn't put much faith in any AM Suites ability to detect keyloggers, especially if not at proper settings.

    Assuming that you have a VM setup I've sent you a toy to play with.

    Enjoy!
     
  23. zakazak

    zakazak Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Posts:
    523
    thanks i will try it against different setup in virtualbox :)
     
  24. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Posts:
    2,959
    Location:
    Internet
    As seen HERE , KeyScrambler Personal
    is also for Internet Explorer and Flock.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.