You’ve secured your PC against viruses and malware, installed strong firewalls, and otherwise done what you can to protect your data and your privacy. What about keystroke logging, aka keylogging? That’s where hackers surreptitiously record every keystroke you make. Passwords, user names, credit card numbers, security codes, and private conversations are all vulnerable to keylogging. Help is available in the form of anti-keylogging tools like Zemana’s AntiLogger, which is now offered as an easy-to-use freeware edition for home users. AntiLogger Free detects and foils actual attempts to hack into your system and monitor your activities. Unlike many security apps, it works with your antivirus solution, not against it.
AntiLogger Free’s user interface is extremely simple, listing only one installed module, Keyboard Protection, with a sliding On button indicating that protection is active. A system tray icon opens the interface when it’s minimized, which is most of the time. There’s no Help button, but clicking the Feedback or Bug Report links opened the developer’s site. AntiLogger Free automatically checks for updates but lets you choose if, when, and how to install them in the program’s Settings, which also configures basic options and proxy connections (if required). You don’t have to do anything to use AntiLogger Free, unless it detects suspicious activity. Unlike typical anti-malware tools that scan your system based on an updated definition, AntiLogger Free analyzes your system’s behavior and shuts down any suspicious activity it detects, simultaneously issuing a notification that lets you Allow or Block the activity. If you’re fortunate, you won’t get an alert, but that doesn’t mean AntiLogger Free isn’t doing its job. The program’s Web site shows what the alerts you hope you don’t get look like, along with information about what the software does and how it does it.
AntiLogger Free is easy to use, light on resources, and addresses a huge vulnerability affecting millions of users. It’s free, so try it yourself. You might be glad you did, which sure beats being sorry you didn’t!
Via cnet.com or