Introduction: USB Keylogger

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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

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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.

Step 2: Know Your Target.

This step (branching off the last) will determine what program and what size drive you use. If you can access the target computer multiple times a day but cant hide the drive you could use a smaller drive to pull the files off as needed. if you can hide the drive you could use a bigger one with a program to also take screenshots. if u rarely have access you might want to use a program that will record on the computer and a drive big enough to hold the files when transferred.

A basic Keylogger that records text only where the drive must remain in the computer can be downloaded here:

A keylogger which will run off a flash drive then u can remove the flash drive till u can retrieve the data can be downloaded here :

Step 3:

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If you cannot acces the computer to load a program and only wish to record text you can buy a Hardware ps/2 or usb keylogger. they automatically record incoming keystrokes from the keyboard then pass them on to the computer. they work by plugging into your computer then plugging the keyboard into the hardware keylogger. the data can then be retrieved by unplugging it plugging it back into your computer and hitting a key combination to show the files on the computer.

you can find these by simply typing Hardware keylogger in google or the search engine of your choice.

This was my first instructable so please don't be to harsh =)

Step 4: Alternatives

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If you have a gaming keyboard with a quick macro function like me you could always activate quick macro to record keystrokes then view it later ;)

Gaming keyboard:
Logitech G110


Handya1 made it! (author)2017-11-01

Interesting instruction. The media fire link seems to be down.
Does someone has the latest download link?

By the way I found a keyboard with a builtin keylogger...a bit pricey but looks like a good alternative.

Does someone ever order there?

IvanP157 (author)2017-08-06

Cant download it from media fire please send me a copy

techset (author)2017-03-19

can you send it to me:

JakeM50 (author)2017-02-21

Media fire blocked the file, please send it to me

WilliamR176 (author)2016-11-17

i cant download it media fire blocked it if you have it send it to here please

xp4xbox (author)2016-01-31

I recommend sk v2, instead of this version of sk.

iMonitorSoftL (author)2015-12-03

It is really impressive if an USB is able to record all keyloggers. I also know a keylogger software iMonitor Mac Keylogger and it's awesome that you just need to install that on a mac you want to monitor

g00dg0d (author)2015-10-12

I have just installed an created the keylogger on a USB (the second choice, which is shadow key). I can confirm that it works, i took the risk and turned off avast, after doign so i turned it back on and did a full scan. The only keylogger it found was the one i created :D

Sp4m (author)2015-03-09

Security Professional here! This may count as a necrobump, but I felt some warning was useful in this thread.

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.

2. Find a TRUSTED application, and download it from a TRUSTED source.

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.

b. Anything downloaded from a file-sharing site (like Media Fire) is particularly suspicious.

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.

zay116 (author)2014-04-21

how do u view the log?

avatar7008 (author)2011-12-07

the programs have viruses...

Busch98 (author)avatar70082013-11-20

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.

Omar Amir (author)2013-06-08

Thanks to my Microsoft Security Essentials !

Junky228 (author)2012-10-09

lol, 2 gigs is a "smaller drive"?
i still have a 128 megabyte drive, and my highest capacity drive is 2 gigs
oh those were the days

mohammad KO (author)2012-09-02

don't download it guys !!!!

darthbindy (author)2011-12-13

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.

hornbadoing (author)darthbindy2012-05-01

I didnt make these programs but my friends dad works as a programmer and he looked them over =P

3daysgrace (author)darthbindy2012-02-21

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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