Check your PC for a secret keylogger recording everything you do
You're not really paranoid if they're actually out to get you, right? That's one philosophy that many Internet users subscribe to to keep their computers - and their personal information - locked down and safe.
Now, you know I'm a big proponent of strong security, and I'll be the first to alert you in case of a new scam or security threat. But you shouldn't be afraid to enjoy technology just because there are a few bad apples out there.
That doesn't mean you should ignore security altogether either. One of those bad apples could be in your home, tracking your every move on your computer.
One of the ways scammers can steal your personal information is by installing keyloggers on your computer. Keylogging software is spyware that records everything you type and sometimes even what you click. That means that emails, passwords and other sensitive information is at risk when the person who installed the keylogger downloads files of everything you've done on your computer.
Sometimes keyloggers take the form of tiny gadgets that can be clipped onto your computer cables or into the computer itself. Keyloggers can also be downloaded as software that sends batches of information to the hacker that installed it.
One way of detecting these nasty little gadgets is by taking a close look - and feel - of all the cords and ports connected to your computer. These little pieces of hardware are usually easily removed.
But what about detecting keylogger software? That software can be very difficult to find, even if you know what you're looking for.
Luckily for you, I have the perfect solution. Zemana AntiLogger Free is free software that works together with most free and commercial anti-viruses to sniff out keylogging software on your computer.
But that's not all Zemana AntiLogger can do. It also encrypts your keystrokes as long as it's active, so even if a keylogger is somehow able to access your information, it will be completely illegible.
There is also a paid version of Zemana AntiLogger that detects and blocks keylogger software from taking your banking information, finds and stops malware that's stealing your information, and detects and stops keyloggers from taking information from any input devices like your keyboard.
To download the program, navigate to the Zemana AntiLogger website using the button below. Scroll down and locate the blue "Download Now" button in the features table.
Click the "Download Now" button to begin the free download. If you want to try out the AntiLogger Pro features, you can click the "Free Trial" button to the right of the "Download Now" button. However, the Pro version only works on computers that have Windows 8 and are 64-bit systems.
You can also purchase the full Pro version, but again, the Pro version of AntiLogger is for Windows 8 systems only. I recommend sticking with the AntiLogger Free version, especially since it works on all platforms.
Your download should begin immediately. When the download is complete, open and run the installation files. Be sure to read the License Agreement before continuing. Remember, you should always read the fine print on everything you download to your computer!
I recommend using the default installation settings for this program. There are no add-on programs or bloatware to avoid.
When the installation is complete, Zemana AntiLogger will run automatically. From here, you can change your settings to keep your computer running fast and smooth.
I recommend changing the "startup with computer setting" to make sure your computer startup isn't slowed down at all. However, if you secure your computer or user profile with a password, you may want to leave the default option to protect your computer as soon as it boots up.