OA Keylogging action revealed

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by StevieO, Jul 31, 2009.

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  1. StevieO

    StevieO Registered Member

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    Been tinkering with OA free, and making a number of improvements to which Apps are Trusted, or not etc.

    After i had i was pleasantly surprised to see OA correctly instantly jumping in to alert me when i started to type/copy/paste into FF or IE. Hadn't seen that before, even though i knew OA now had even better KL detection that ever before in the latest version.

    Thumbs up here.
     

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  2. mvdu

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    Its keylogger protection is a bit over-sensitive, though. It warned me about the iTunes program and WeatherPulse.
     
  3. Boost

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    So Online Armor has key logger detection,didnt know that,might have to try it out :D
     
  4. Dregg Heda

    Dregg Heda Registered Member

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    How good is OAs key and screen logger detections?
     
  5. alex_s

    alex_s Registered Member

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    As fars as I know i passes all the popular tests, screen, keys, clipboard, webcam
     
  6. Airflow

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    Yes that is true with a simple copy paste action it pops up.
     
  7. aigle

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    i think this alert may be due to getkeystate action. It's correct but legit.
    Mike can confirm.
     
  8. Page42

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    Does OA detect commercial keyloggers?
     
  9. alex_s

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    Commercial keyloggers are often designed in very poor way. I can't say about all of them (they are actually too many), but I think AKLT test is one of the best to test antikeyloggers and it collects (I hope) all the ways to log the keys.
     
  10. alex_s

    alex_s Registered Member

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    Yep, one of the ways to log the keys is to hook clipboard. But with this oversensitivity you can allow or block keylogging ability to the programs. Allow it to the programs you trust and block it to the rest.
     
  11. Airflow

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    I do it this way.

    They are superfluous but like vermins they always reappear in a
    unwanted manner.
     
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