by Claire Berry
We will be exposing you to the sample and easiest ways on how to detect and remove Keyloggers from your computer. In addition to this, you will get to know the following listed below about Keyloggers, in case you have lesser or no knowledge about what it is before now.
Keylogger is spyware that falls under the types of malware. It records actions of your keyboard strokes and mouse clicks by collecting the information in a file or programmed server and send it to the one who installs it or ensure it gets into your computer, by whatever means that was devised.
Generally, Keyloggers can be grouped into two types. Which are;
· Hardware Keyloggers
· Software Keyloggers
This type of Keyloggers comes as hardware devices. They are plugged or placed in your computer either through the USB ports or a spot that it can easily record your keystrokes or clicking activities on your computer.
These types of Keyloggers are programmed and installed on your computers. They run as background processes in your operating system. And they collect your keyboard strokes introduction and send it to the designated address which could be to a mailbox.
Some examples of Keyloggers software out there are:
Keyloggers can be of legal usage by an organization to monitor workers' operations. Parents can installed it on their children's pc to surveil the activities of their children on the internet. And schools can use it for surveillances on the students or staffs.
While the illegal usage of Keyloggers is mostly by hackers to have access to the following information of yours:
§ Your personal information
§ Passwords and login details online
§ Credit card details
§ Bank account details
§ Documents details
§ Web browsing history
§ Chat history Etc.
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· Slow performance of your computer
· Appearance system icons trays
· Unusual typing output.
· Heavy network usage
There are different ways in which Keyloggers can get into your computer.
Here is a list of possible ways
Here are the most simple and easiest ways to detect Keyloggers
I. Launch the Task Manager.
Follow the steps below to launch your Task Manager :
Then a page like this comes up
II. Also, scroll down to the list of the background process , and take a close check of the list to see if there is any strange or uninstalled app by you. Follow the same process of click and end task as mentioned above.
III. Click on startup bar and take a check on the list of startup apps, since Keyloggers have to be active to operate, which means they could be on the startup apps. If you find an app not supposed to be on the list or that you did not install, click on DISABLE .
IV. You can likewise check your internet use report. For Windows OS, click BOTH Window button and LETTER "I" . The settings page will pop up, then choose NETWORK AND INTERNET and then click the Data usage option and check the information to have a list of programs that uses the internet. Observe the names for strange ones, use can employ online search for those you are not familiar with that may be a Keylogger.
Take a look on your browser apps extensions , if you found any extension you didn't install or recall doing so, disable it.
Perform similar checks on your other browser extensions. Look through the extensions and disable any that you don't remember installing or that you never use.
Easy way to access your browser extensions:
Type inside the address space the following as applied to your browser
You can check out this Youtube video for more
Keyloggers at times can be located among the installed programs
Follow this process to check and remove them
1. Click on the Start button then search and select Control Panel .
2. Click on Programs or on Uninstall a program underneath it, as seen in the infographic below.
Take a close view of all the installed programs listed. Check if there is any program you did not install which can be a Keylogger, if any, then the click on it and uninstall or right-click on it and Uninstall it .
After the uninstalling, the keylogger will be removed completely from your computer.
There are several anti-keylogger software that you can use to detect and remove Keyloggers via scanning your computer with them.
Here are some list of anti-keyloggers software you can use to
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About Claire Berry
Claire's journey began with a deep dive into programming and computer science. She honed her coding skills and gained a comprehensive understanding of AI systems, enabling her to create complex and lifelike android characters. Her unique talent lies in crafting compelling narratives that explore the intricate relationship between humans and artificial beings.
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