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Learn How to Detect Keylogger Software on Your Computer/Device

Sometimes, computers aren’t our best friends, especially when they are used by criminals to exploit information or secrets. Cyber criminals are always there, right alongside you. They attempt to steal your information much more frequently than you probably expect, which makes them a force to be reckoned with. At Comodo, we don’t take this lightly and want to ensure that you understand how to detect keylogger problems that may be on your device or computer.

What It Is

Keylogging allows hackers to steal:

  • Credit card information
  • Social Security numbers
  • Corporate secrets
  • Usernames/passwords for financial websites (banks, paypal.com, etc.)

In most cases, they are only interested in information that will lead to monetary gain at your expense. Therefore, they look for credit card numbers so they can raise the bill or sign up for new cards using your information. They may also use it to gain access to passwords so they can open your banking website and remove all your money. However, they can also be used to find out what new technology you’re planning or your next move so they can thwart your plans and come out as the leader.

Detecting Them

To detect a keylogger, there are a few things you can do. First, you need a good antivirus program. While this may seem like the most fundamental step, you’d be surprised how many companies neglect it. It should also be regularly updated, and you should use it to scan the computer daily.

The next thing to consider is an antispyware product. If you use the Internet frequently, and what company doesn’t, you’ll be exposed to spyware based on the websites visited. Unless you use a whitelist (which we also offer), your employees may go to questionable sites, and you need to remain protected. To detect keylogger software, you’ll want our product, so contact us today.