find key loggersKeystroke logging (often called keylogging) is the practice of noting (or logging) the keys struck on a keyboard, typically in a covert manner so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored. There are numerous keylogging methods, ranging from hardware- and software-based to electromagnetic and acoustic analysis.

It is not that Key Loggers are always used by fraudsters and scammers, who are targeting their victims for stealing their usernames and passwords. For instance, concerned parents may resort to installing key loggers on the computers of their teenage children so as to have a look at what they are upto when they are on Internet. Or, an employer may want to keep track of what the new recruits in the company are doing with the company computers when in office.

Whatever be the case. It doesn’t sound good to be spied. If you have a slightest of doubt that you are being watched, then the first thing which comes to your mind is how to find key loggers in your computer.

Finding Key loggers in Windows XP computers

We have found three useful anti-keylogger tools, which can find if any key logger is installed in your computer.

PSMAntiKeyLogger: This software works in Windows 9X/NT/2K/XP only and there is no plan for any changes. PSMAntiKeyLogger is a real-time protecting software which protects you against Keyloggers.Features of this anti key loggers include…

  • No scanning is needed
  • Easy to install and use
  • Friendly user interface
  • Full source included

SnoopFree: SnoopFree Privacy Shield is not another scanner product. It’s a powerful shield that guards your keyboard, screen and open windows from all spy software.

I Hate Keyloggers: I Hate Keyloggers will prevent your typing from being recorded by malicious software such as key loggers, spyware, remote administration tools. The software will disable hook-based keyloggers so the keyloggers will not be able to capture your keystrokes. This way you can type sensitive information (passwords, email, credit card number, etc) with confidence. The log file of the key logger will be empty (your keystrokes are not recorded).

KL-Detector: Use KL-Detector to find out whether your activity is being recorded without your knowledge. It is designed to be able to detect all keyloggers. And it’s free.

Use them, if you are using an XP machine. In other cases, you may like to read our previous post on finding keyloggers with Process Explorer.