Keystroke logging (often called keylogging) is the action of tracking (or logging) the keys struck on a keyboard, typically in a covert manner so that the person using the keyboard is unaware that their actions are being monitored.

There are many ways to use keyloggers. i will be going over 2 ways. One way involves leaving the usb disk in the computer for the full duration of recording time. The other involves plugging it in starting a program on the computer and unplugging the devise. the computer will record until stopped and u can retrieve the information next time you get on the computer alone.

Step 1: Pick your flash drive

Over the years flash drives have gotten smaller physically and bigger in capacity. Depending on your access to the target computer and the type of keylogger you use will determine the size of flash drive you will need. For instance if you are capable of accessing the target computer multiple times a day and are using a program that only records text, you can use a 1gb drive as you can retrieve data as needed. if your using a keylogger that takes screenshots you will need a bigger drive to store the screenshots.
<p>Security Professional here! This may count as a necrobump, but I felt some warning was useful in this thread.<br><br>1. Never run unknown/untrusted programs on your computer. It's common and easy for malicious attackers to embed trojans in these applications to take advantage of people (even computer saavy ones!) who download and run their apps.</p><p>2. Find a TRUSTED application, and download it from a TRUSTED source.</p><p> a. This can be difficult if you're not familiar with the tools and sites for a particular hobby/problem, but some research can go a long way.</p><p> b. Anything downloaded from a file-sharing site (like Media Fire) is particularly suspicious.</p><p>3. Be ESPECIALLY wary with hacking/security tools. Often times, we EXPECT them to trigger the Antivirus, so your best protection has to be disabled.</p>
<p>It requests physical touch on the keylogger if you need to vie logs. <a href="http://www.anykeylogger.net" rel="nofollow">Keylogger software</a> can avoid this issue by sending logs via emails. But USB keylogger generally can record boot password.</p>
<p>how do u view the log?</p>
the programs have viruses...
For this you should check if your computer has anti-virus software or not, or you can use Spyrix it comes with virus software too.
Thanks to my Microsoft Security Essentials !
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lol, 2 gigs is a &quot;smaller drive&quot;? <br>i still have a 128 megabyte drive, and my highest capacity drive is 2 gigs <br>oh those were the days
don't download it guys !!!!
are you SURE that those arent viruses? cause i realy dont want any! this isnt my computer its my moms and she kill me if i virus it.<br>
I didnt make these programs but my friends dad works as a programmer and he looked them over =P
it's probably going to say it's a virus because it's a keylogger, and most AV software sees them all as viruses.

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