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How To Detect That a Keylogger is Installed on a Computer or Not


Key loggers are software that traces the key strokes on your computer. It is done in such a way that a person using the computer is unaware of the fact that a key logger is installed on a particular PC.

How does keyloggers enters your computer ?

There are several ways in which a key logger can get into your computer either it is directly installed or it is indirectly transferred to your computer. Most of the time, this malicious file enters a computer when the user downloads an infected application like movies, music or other software applications.
So how to get rid of keyloggers that is installed on a computer

1. Use updated antivirus and anti spyware

Some of the good anti viruses have capability to detect key loggers. So you should update your antiviruses regularly so that it gets updated for new keyloggers.

2. Use Anti keyloggers

There are anti keyloggers available that will make the task easy for you in finding a keyloggers. Use these softwares if you think there is a high possibility of keyloggers on a computer. The anti keyloggers that i will suggest you is Cyberhawk. Even Kasperky does a good job in this area too. Also check More examples:

3. Search for keyloggers yourself

Keyloggers have the capability that they hide them self from the user but are active in the background. There are some shortcuts that are used to see them live on screen

For example : Ctrl + Alt + X or Ctrl + Alt + Wondows Key + X or desktopshark etc.

4. Use special tools


Freeware antikeylogger that block hook based keyloggers as well as screen captures. For Windows XP.


PSMAntiKeyLogger is a real-time protecting software which protects you against Keyloggers. No scanning is needed.