A keylogger trojan is malicious, surreptitious software that monitors your keystrokes, all the passwords and logins of your internet accounts, bank accounts, or credit card numbers logging them to a file and sending them off to remote attackers. Some keyloggers are able to make screenshots of users’ activity in order to trace their internet activity.
The best defense against keyloggers is prevention. One of the most common infection sources is peer-to-peer (P2P) filesharing networks, such as Kazaa, Morpheus, Gnutella, and dozens of others. Keyloggers are also commonly sent as email attachments and via links in instant messages that point to the infected file.
Detection and removal of key logger virus
If there is just one process with such a name, then you should check all other processes, using the special services that contain information about most of the processes to detect the malicious one. You can use Liutilities, Neuber or any other service that you know. If you are an experienced user, then it will be much easier for you to check the processes, because you will not miss the system process with any malicious.
If you end the process that belongs to keylogger, then the program is deactivated till the next reboot and the third party will not get your personal information.
This are all the manual instructions that will help you to find keylogger on your computer and deactivate it. But you should know that in order to remove keylogger you should use any special keylogger finder or keylogger remover. Only special keylogger removal tools know for sure how to detect keylogger, perform keylogger scan and remove this malicious program.
The most effective method to get rid of a keylogger is to perform the manual keylogger removal instructions and then use any automatic tool. The manual method will weaken the malicious program and the program will remove it.
You can also use any antivirus program in order to find and get rid of a keylogger, because some antivirus programs have keyloggers in its signature base. But not every antivirus program can substitute a special keylogger remover. If you want to use special program that was created to deactivate keyloggers and remove them.