How to Safegaurd Your Computer from PC Keyloggers

thin laptop on office desk








In the following article, I will tell you about PC keyloggers, how they are harmful, and how you can protect your computer from this type of attack.

First, let us understand what is a keylogger. A keylogger is a program that is designed in such a manner that records keystrokes entered through the keyboard and creates a log of the keystrokes that were entered on a PC. Then this log is sent to the attacker through a built in e-mail program. Keyloggers allow a hacker to gain access to your sensitive information like if you have entered a bank pin or your email ID, the keylogger will record it and send it to the attacker.

PC keyloggers

This is how dangerous keyloggers are. But if you take certain precautions, you will be able to safeguard your PC from a keylogger.

Precautions are:

1. Anti-keylogging software

The first and foremost thing you need to do if you have a doubt that there is a keylogger installed on your PC is to use a software.

Just download the following program:

Psmantikeyloger

This program will check for a keylogger that might have been installed on your PC.

2. Firewall

Firewall should always be enabled on your PC. Firewall may not stop a keylogger from creating a log of your keystrokes but it will definitely stop the transmission of the created log to the attacker through the email program. So it’s really important to have a firewall enabled on your system.

3. Keep a check on programs running

This is one of the important things that a user should do frequently, .e. they should keep a regular check at the programs that are installed on their PC. If you find any suspicious program installed  on your PC, then it can be a keylogger.

4. Form Fillers

Form fillers are those programs that are designed for the web browsers in such a way that they will automatically fill in the details on any site and log users in their account. The user only need to enter it’s account details in the form filler program and then it will automatically log the user in it’s account without letting the user enter the details like bank pin number and passwords. Thus, keyloggers will be not be able to do anything. There are various form fillers available today on the Internet, for example:

ROBOFORM

 5. Be alert

Now this is the most important thing that you should keep in your mind, i.e. to be alert while surfing through the net. Keyloggers are those programs which can be binded with any type of file extension like jpg or exe. So beware while downloading a file from a suspicious site or a suspicious person that you might have met on the Internet. Do not download a file until you trust a user completely because most attackers on the Internet use these techniques to attack users surfing on the Internet. First, they usually pretend to be a genuine person or a friend and will then ask you to download a file that you might find attractive and the file might contain a keylogger attached to it so when you open the file, the keylogger will automatically install itself without even letting you know.

By using all these precautions you can definitely save yourself from being  getting attacked by a keylogger.

 

 

About Steve Robbins:
Steve Robbins is a self professed geek loves all Tech. He was the former chief writer and editor for TechBugs.

Steve Robbins is a self professed geek loves all Tech. He was the former chief writer and editor for TechBugs.

If you like the articles on Techbugs, please subscribe to our RSS Feed to be updated with new posts. Interested to write for us? Please contact us using this form.You can also catch us on Facebook.


13 Responses to How to Safegaurd Your Computer from PC Keyloggers

  1. Aman Arora @ The Tech Addicts says:

    another awesome post cool 🙂

  2. chander prakash says:

    i like it..

  3. Dev B Hardwaj says:

    Good One

  4. ankit gairola says:

    Nice explanation buddy:)

  5. mannat says:

    thanks for this explanation.great work

  6. ashish chauhan says:

    really nicely explained..helps to improve our security.

  7. Nice to see that I Helped You buddy..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge