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How to Protect Your PC from Keyloggers and Hackers


Keylogger is a software application that can be used to track and record your key strokes pressed and writes them into log files. A Keylogger runs in the background to track and send all the information you have typed with your keyboard. The saved keystrokes are then sent to an email address as a text file or uploaded through FTP server. In this way a hackers can hack your email account passwords and other passwords. There are two types of keyloggers: Physical keylogger and Remote Keylogger.

Physical keyloggers are physical access your system and install the software in your computer. To check the logs they either manually access your PC or can configure an email address to send logs. Remote keyloggers remotely install the software in your computer and that records your keystroks in log files. When you connect to the internet it sends the log files to the email address or FTP account which is configured during the configuration. Here are some tips for all computer users to protect themself from Keyloggers.

1. Set a master password in your computer:

Set a master password in your computer to make sure that none will access your computer during your absence. The master password is safer than the than normal operating system passwords as computer asks for the master password before booting.

To set the master password:

  1. Restart your computer and hold down the F8 key.
  2. The Boot options panel will be opened, then go to Security and choose a Master password for your computer.

2. Lunch osk.exe:

A built in tool comes with Windows which is called osk.exe (On-Screen Keyboard). This program is availane in C:WINDOWSsystem32 directory. Open the Run window and type osk to launch the osk.exe.
You can lunch it when you have to open any sensitive site and enter some very personal data. But unfortunately it only prevents some types of hardware keyloggers. It doesn’t provide any security against software keyloggers.

3. Create one time password codes for all your online accounts:
You can generate one time password codes for your email accounts and websites. You can sign in to your online accounts with this code and the code is destroyed after you signin. So, the Keyloggers can’t access your email account.

Lastly, you should always install a best quality anti-virus in your computer so that you can keep your computer safe while working online. You can also scan your computer for keyloggers using a strong antivirus software. You can even use an anti-keylogging software to protect your computer from keyloggers. Please  comment if you find article useful to fight against hackers and keyloggers.

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