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Does Keystroke Guard provide protection against ransomware?


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#1 Hektor78023

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 12:50 PM

Keystroke Guard advertises itself as such, but what it apparently does is encrypt your keystrokes.  I wouldn't think that would prevent  becoming infected from a website, nor would it appear to be much use against an email-based infection (e.g., the Windows 10 ransomware scam email that's making the rounds these days).  

 

Has anyone used K.G.?  If so, I'd appreciate your thoughts.

 

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 12:58 PM

Hi there,

It looks like an anti-keylogger software similar to KeyScrambler. To be honest it only defends against keyloggers, and only if those are present on the machine - which means you are already infected.

Proactive defense - antivirus and antimalware software with real time protection combined with safe surfing practices - is always better than reactive defense like Keystroke Guard. I can see the value of having an anti-keylogger software as a last resort should something gets through your defenses, but then I prefer to not get infected in the first place.

Just my two cents :)

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 02:56 PM

Thanks, Alexstrasza.  My thoughts were along those lines, too.  About the only thing it seemed to protect would be your login credentials, and only if you weren't already hagridden with a keylogger.  Concur completely with the "safe surfing" observation.

 

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 03:09 PM

Hi guys,

 

Some types of computer malware are designed to capture your keystrokes and use the data to retrieve your usernames, passwords, email addresses, etc. These types of computer malware, also known as keyloggers, records everything you type so whoever planted the keylogger on your computer have access to your passwords no matter how secure the password might be. Keystroke Guard provides protection from keyloggers by encrypting everything you type, as you type and remains effective against these malicious programs even if your computer has become infected by a keylogger.

 

Since ransomware is designed to block access to your computer system until a ransom is paid, KG does not provide protection against ransomware and only claims to provide protection from programs that record keystrokes.

 

We have more info on our site www.keystrokeguard.com



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Posted 20 August 2015 - 03:26 PM


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Posted 21 August 2015 - 08:03 AM

Hello Keystroke Guard and :welcome: to BleepingComputer.

Thank you for taking the time to visit us and explain your product in more detail.

Since you appear to be an Authorized Company Representative, please read the information I have just sent via PM to your inbox.

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 08:38 PM

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