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Easily Set Up a Free Keylogger From USB Flash Drive

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A 'keylogger' is a piece of software which secretly records every keystroke that is typed, while running in the background on a computer. Most keyloggers cost a lot of money, however, there is a free program called 'Shadow Keylogger'. In this instructable, I will explain how to load this freeware keylogger onto a flash drive, and deploy it on any computer easily and quickly. Assuming you already have a flash drive, creating this keylogger won't cost anything.

It is important to note that in some countries, including the U.S., covertly intercepting electronic information is against the law. This guide is therefore intended to instruct you on how to use a keylogger on your own computer.
 
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Step 1: You will need...

For this guide you will need a few things first:

+ A cheap memory stick / USB flash drive (any capacity)
+ Shadow Keylogger (free) which you can download from here
+ The computer you want to record (i.e, your own)

Step 2: A few more things before we start...

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You will also need to ensure that the computer you want to record:

+ Is running some version of Windows (this will not work on Mac or Linux)
+ Has the .NET Framework 2.0 or later (almost all do, but if not you can download free from here)

Step 3: Download Shadow Keylogger

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We will need to set things up on the USB Flash Drive first, so on another computer, plug in your Flash Drive and open it through 'My Computer' or it may pop up a small window automatically. Leave this window open.

Now, download the keylogger from this link. This will download a .ZIP folder, which you will need to open. Inside the folder there will be a file called 'sk.exe', this is the keylogger program.

Click on the program and drag it across into your USB Flash Drive. Once it has been copied, you can close the .ZIP folder.
Eptastic1 year ago
I was wondering how to keep key logging even after the user restarts their computer?