How to Protect your Computer from Keyloggers and Spyware

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What is Spyware?

Spyware is a malicious software and application that is used by hackers to spy your computer. Spyware can store your keystrokes; it can steal your personal information from your computer. Spyware is a malware, similar with Trojans. It can be install remotely, pop-up adds on websites is a new way to install a spyware on computer, there is button to close that pop-up but actually when you click on that, it allows to install  spyware on your PC. Spyware also comes with free games and music and you will find them on adult contents website, where they offer to download any video or software. A spyware can be bind with any image or video or any other file. It can be in a spam email that prompts you to click on link. Once spyware is installed then hacker can capture your keystrokes, the websites you visit and all other activities on internet. Mostly spyware are use to steal the credentials, such as your bank password or other personal information. Keylogger is a particular type spyware.

What is Keylogger?

Keylogger is a spyware, basically used to capture keystrokes. Keylogger is software application that is installed on victim’s PC then it steals all personal information such as bank passwords and other details and sends that information to the hacker or malicious user. Keylogger is the easiest way to monitor anyone’s PC. Generally there are two types of keyloggers, Software keylogger and Hardware keylogger.

Software Keylogger

It is application, used for remote hacking and stealing personal information. Software keylogger can be installed remotely and we can install it by flash drive.  Some Software keyloggers has the ability to take snapshots of your screen.

Hardware Keylogger

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Hardware keylogger is small device connected between computer and keyboard. It a very useful tool for hackers but it need physical access to the computer. It can store many keystrokes. Hardware keyloggers also have a flash memory and they can store all keystrokes in it.

Protect Your Computer

Always use a best anti-virus and keep it up to date. Some keyloggers are undetectable in many Anti-viruses so you may use Kaspersky anti-virus and also install a anti-malware. You can also use a anti-keylogger to propect your computer from spyware keyloggers.

  • Be careful to open any link from spam emails.
  • Always update your anti-virus.
  • Install a Anti-Keylogger.
  • You can also use virtual keyboard for typing passwords.
  • Install firewall software that prevents any unauthorized access between your computer and the Internet.
  • Be aware of downloading, do not download any thing from untrusted websites, especially if any website asks you to install any add-on before downloading or watching any video.
  • Use firefox because there are more viruses and exploits on Internet Explorer.

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