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NextGen AntiKeylogger - Free Edition

Updated on July 26, 2012

Who Knows What Evil Lurks Within?

Keyloggers

As I stated in a hub, KeyScrambler - Addon for Firefox, I thought at the time I had found another way to combat keyloggers, trojans and varous other viruses. At the time that was the truth (and still is to a certain extent ). Keyloggers are a little program that can slip under your firewall or antivirus program undetected most times. They are getting much more devious in their ways to steal your personal information. What the program does is record every keystroke by you when you are connected to the internet. Think about that for a few minutes. How many times do you do online banking? How about your usernames and passwords at Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and other social networks? Do you send out much email? Do you do any day trading? In short, any personal information that you share on the internet can be copied down, stroke by stroke from your keyboard. Sometimes, antivirus programs and firewalls cannot catch everything.

As I stated in the hub about KeyScrambler, I thought it was a very good program when it first came out. I still think it is a very good program. I may go back to it eventually. But, their updates are few and far between. They are not keeping up with the criminal element on the web who try to take advantage of novice, intermediate and, yes, even advanced computer users. I read one incident last summer where a banker was being blackmailed over having an affair with a bank employee. The person who was blackmailing him wanted $250K or else he would turn over all evidence of chat logs to his wife. The banker went to law enforcement about it. They then were able to arrest the man by tracing his cell phone. The blackmailer confessed he had uploaded a keylogger to bank president's office computer while he was servicing it one day.

I have had six trojans and two keyloggers detected by my antivirus program since the start of this year. It seems malware is on the rise once again. With my Avira antivirus program and KeyScrambler, that is as many as I had in the last six months of 2010. So, I decided to seek an alternative to KeyScrambler. NextGen AntiKeylogger is what I intend to try now. NextGen encrypts keystrokes at the keyboard driver level in the kernel, as they enter the computer. This is similar to KeyScrambler. NextGen comes in three different editions. All three work on Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari. You can get the basic free edition (which I have), the Pro edition ($25) or the Ultimate edition ($39). You can download the free, Pro and Ultimate by clicking HERE or HERE.

I don't know how well NextGen AntiKeylogger is going to work. I decided to uninstall KeyScrambler earlier this week and installed NextGen. So far, I have no complaints. I have not had any keyloggers, trojans of any kind since Sunday. I will make another hub if NextGen is doing a better job than KeyScrambler. By the same token, I will also make a hub if NextGen is not doing the job as well as KeyScrambler.

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    www.anti-hackersolution.com 

    6 years ago

    I find Zemana antikeylogger to be a kick ass app!! With the amount of online scams, phishing techniques and spyware that's out there, it's better it feel protected with www.anti-hackersolution.com than sorry. With it being world's first webcam and ssl logger protection, I feel more secure with my online banking.

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    joer4x4 

    7 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

    Good luck!

    I actually find it more productive and programs load and run faster on my laptop.

    If I can be of any help let me know.

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    Writer David 

    7 years ago from Mobile, AL

    I really appreciate your comment. I have been experimenting with Ubuntu on netbook of mine. I really like it. I just know I'm sick of malware. I have been running as an administrator on my computer. I will give it a shot. Thanks for your comment again.

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    joer4x4 

    7 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

    I haven't really been too concerned about keylogging, malware, or virsuses.

    For all this to work and pass data program has to get into the operating system and work from underneath the application. This means the program needs permission. One way to avoid this stuff is to run as normal user and not as administrator. When you run as administrator your password is accessable. Although not 100% secure is helps.

    I gave up on Microsoft years ago. With MS security is built around the system much like a circle of wagons out of the old west.

    In the last seven years since I have been using Linux I have had no problems and have run no antivirius programs. And although the Linux desktop market is small it dominates the server market so it's tried and true. Chances are good that you log into a Linux server for your email.

    Linux was somewhat derived from an operating system called Unix. I used Unix professionally for some years. I can tell you it is secure from the ground up.

    Nice article! This is an imporatant issue and needs to be at the forefront.

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