1. What is a Keylogger?
A keylogger (also called as spy software) is a small program that monitors each and every keystroke a user types on a specific computer’s keyboard. A keylogger program can be installed in just a few seconds and once installed, you are only a step away from getting the target password and other sensitive data.
2. How Keylogger works?
Once the keylogger is installed on a PC, it starts operating in the background (stealth mode) and captures every keystroke of the target computer.
Let’s take up a small example: The user on the target computer goes tohttp://mail.yahoo.com and types his "username” and the "password” in the respective fields to login. The keylogger silently records these keystrokes and stores them in the logs. These logs when opened up shows the captured "username” and "password". Along with this, you will also be shown that they were typed in the Yahoo login page. Thus, the keylogger loads upon every startup, runs in the background and captures each and every keystroke.
3. How to install the keylogger?
A keylogger can be installed just like any other program. Just follow the screen instructions and you’re done.
4. Do I need any special knowledge to install and use the keylogger?
Absolutely NOT! Anyone with a basic computer knowledge can install and use the keylogger. It requires no special skills.
5. Once I install the keylogger can the victim come to know about it’s presence?
No. The victim will never come to know about the presence of the keylogger on his/her computer. This is because, once installed, the keylogger will run in total stealth mode. Unlike other programs, it will never show up in the start-menu, windows startup, program files, add/remove programs or the task manager. So, the victim can no way identify it’s presence on his/her PC.
6. Can I be traced back if I install the keylogger on some other computer?
No, it’s almost impossible to trace back to you for installing the keylogger on other’s PC.
7. Which keylogger is the best?
Today, there exists hundreds of keyloggers on the market and most of them are no more than a scam. So, I have personally tested some of the top keyloggers and conclude that the following is the best one: