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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:44 pm 
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I have interest in installing a key-logger on my personal PC (family reasons). I was looking at Web Watcher and that seems like what I was looking for but I have a few questions regarding it and its use.

1) Once installed, will the PC user know it's installed?

2) Once installed, if the PC user goes looking for a key-logger will they find it?

3) If the owner or administrator (me) reformats the PC will it automatically remove the key-logger?

Suggestions/opinions are appreciated regarding such software use.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:11 pm 
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1) depends on what keylogger you install. usually it's invisible and can be taken into sight with a special key-combination.

2) yes. would you want someone else to install one without your knowledge on your system? anti-malware software will usually find them

3) yes. they are inside the operating system, kill that and you kill the keylogger. There is one exception though, that is where a keylogging device is built into the keyboard itself. (Yes those do exist too).

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:17 pm 
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evasive wrote:
1) depends on what keylogger you install. usually it's invisible and can be taken into sight with a special key-combination.

2) yes. would you want someone else to install one without your knowledge on your system? anti-malware software will usually find them

3) yes. they are inside the operating system, kill that and you kill the keylogger. There is one exception though, that is where a keylogging device is built into the keyboard itself. (Yes those do exist too).


This is what I have been looking at to be precise:

http://www.webwatchernow.com/monitoring ... nAodxyclIQ


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:18 pm 
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hm.
http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/webwatchernow.com

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:08 pm 
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Spark wrote:
3) If the owner or administrator (me) reformats the PC will it automatically remove the key-logger?


Technically, I haven't looked into those in many moons, but as I recall there are versions that email/upload logs periodically. In this case, you at least have results outside of the machine in question until the time of reformating.

[judgement]All that said, I have to say these apps generally make me quesy. Never know how they are going to backfire, particularly if people figure out they are on and who installed them. Malware is certainly an appropriate label here... :o [/judgement]


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:41 am 
Check out Specter Pro. I have used this product when I had pre-teens starting to use the internet and social web sites. I explained the "rules of the road" then explainged the capabilities of spector pro. I nstalled the product in "non-stealth" mode which puts a red lozenge (almost a red square) in the system tray when it is running. I told the pre-teen aged people that when the red square was in the system tray, it was recording all that they did and that I would spot check from time to time to make sure they understood the rules.

I call this the home version of Trust but Verify. It worked well and no one was "snooped on" without there knowledge.

I have also used this product in the work place (in stealth mode) to determine who was using desktops withut autorization after hours.

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Check thisout... Although if you have decent router with decent firmware and software (Draytek) you can monitor everything and lock naughty stuff down from the router (ie illegal file sharing etc.)....

USB version...

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OK, must admit that Ghost is a cool piece of hardware. That said, be advised:

System Requirements: PS/2 (small round plug) keyboard only.


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