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    Does blocking internet conn protect my password?

    I asked before but received no comments:
    Before I use my master password I block network traffic (using kaspersky's switch). Does that protect my password against keylogging malware, or can the keylogger just sit in my machine waiting to pounce?

    And if it can just sit there, how can it tell which keystrokes to log?

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    Not all keylogging software is malware. However, if your machine is infected with keylogging malware then whether or not you are connected to the internet will most likely not protect against it logging keystrokes. It would depend on the design of the software but most likely it would record the keystrokes somewhere and just wait patiently for a connection.

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    Theoretically, yes, it [keyloggers] will wait until a connection is made.

    undersatnding keyloggers

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    It would be a bad keylogger, malware or not, if it needed a network connection to log your keystrokes. The network connection will be needed to send the logged data to the keylogger's owner server, though.

    If your main doubt was whether not connecting to the internet before using your password, protects that password, my advice is that you do not trust that to be the case.

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    As has been noted earlier: Many keyloggers are not malware - but some are.

    If you are concerned that you may have a malicious keylogger installed on your system, you may like to review this thread.

    I did not include Kaspersky in those tests, so can't comment on its performance: but it might be interesting to know. Nonetheless, the real message behind the test results is that one should not rely on a single layer of protection. A Host-based Intrusion Protection System (HIPS) is recommended in addition to standard AV tools.

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    Lightbulb AntiKeylogging program

    Based on what I read on the Wilders Security Forums, one of the best programs to detect malware keyloggers would be Zemana, which has a FREE 15-day Trial . See the info at : www.zemanaantilogger.com/antiloggeroverview.aspx . There is a "Download the free 15-day trial" button to start the process .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mashia View Post
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    I agree with you very much. It will last recording, but maybe can't send logs to the user though internet.
    Another possible spammer. Has been reported.
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