1) Is there any program I can use to scan for keyloggers?
Will my Avast Free Antivirus prevent these? I have it set to the highest sensitivity standard on all its Shields, and also have all set to scan for PUPs.
I have funds on the internet and do day trading and such and my biggest fear is a Trojan sending my info - passwords, etc. - out of my computer to a criminal, and also that a Keylogger gets installed on the computer which I'm not aware of.
2) I saw an article stating that most problems of this nature could be prevented by running my computer as someone without administrative privileges - that this would prevent most programs from being able to take control, even if I unknowingly clicked on a downloader for a trojan/keylogger.
Does that sound accurate?
The article had some reader comments where they had problems making the changes the article suggested, and then had problems changing back to how it was previously, so I'm reluctant to try this without guidance in case of problems.
3) I've also had some trojans my antivirus has found recently and removed. It's coming up clean now, but would like to make sure my system is clean and that it's not missing anything.
Edited by Blixx, 18 September 2012 - 09:33 AM.