You never know what happens when you take us away from your PC! People say "trust is good, not trust is better". And I can assure you, I have tried it on my skin, that it is true. In other words, I'm suggesting that you don't blindly trust the people you leave your computer with in your absence, because they could combine all the colors behind your back. The solutions, taking this into account, are two: either you avoid abandoning your trusted computer to yourself or you tools to make sure you can spy on it from a distance. How do you say? The second hypothesis seems to you that most eligible? So do this: read my guide entirely dedicated to the subject and you will see that you will not regret it.
To achieve it you based exploit a good keylogger. In case you are not aware of it, it is software (but there are also hardware variants) that are installed on the computer and allow you to intercept everything that is typed on the keyboard. So you ask me which resources in the category to appeal to and how to exploit them? It was just what I meant illustrated. Find everything explained below. However, I anticipate right away that contrary to what you can imagine, spy on a PC with a keylogger it's not that complicated, even more so if the computer to keep an eye on is yours, as in this case.
Then? May I know what are you still doing standing there? Take a few minutes of free time for yourself, make yourself comfortable and immediately start reading this tutorial. I'm sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you have learned as well as that you have finally managed to find out what use is made of the PC in your absence. Are you ready? Yes? Ban the chatter and proceed. Enjoy the reading!
Family KeyLogger (Windows)
The first among the useful resources to spy on a PC with a keylogger that I want to tell you about is the free program Family KeyLogger, which records everything that is typed on your computer in your absence. The software is for Windows and can also be useful for monitoring your children and finding out what they do with their computer. It keeps track of all words and phrases typed on the keyboard in a log file that can be consulted at a later time, takes up very little system resources and can be hidden from the user's view using a combination of keys from the keyboard. Let's see in more detail how to use it.
The first thing you need to do in order to use it is to connect to the program's website and click on the button download for free next to its name. On the page that will subsequently open, type the letters and numbers displayed on the screen in the appropriate field and then click on the button Download.
Then wait a few moments for the software to be downloaded to your computer, then extract the compressed archive obtained in any location, start the .exe file contained in its intervention and unlock the installation procedure by typing, in the window you see appear on the screen, the password 2017 then click on OK. Then press on Si, its I Agree and install then press on Close.
Now, double-click on the Family Keylogger icon that has been added next to the Windows clock: if the program works correctly, you should be able to see in the text document that opens everything that is written to the computer If you find it, the program was successfully installed.
To start Family Keylogger every time the PC is turned on, always click on its icon next to the Windows clock and select the wording Options ... from the menu that appears. Then click on Si in response to the warning that appeared on the screen, then check the box next to the item Autorun at system startup. To confirm and apply the changes click on the button OK.
Still from the same window you can choose to have the program run in hidden mode (Start in hidden mode), to make it invisible to processes, files and system registry (Stealth) and remove the software references from the Start menu (Remove shortcuts from start menu).
To make Family Keyloger even more hidden you can then right-click on its icon next to the Windows clock, select the item Hide icon from the menu that opens and finally press on OK. This way, the program icon will also disappear from the system notification area. Then when you want it, you can bring up the program icon again (so that you can view the typed texts as I explained above) using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+Canc+M. Simple right?
In an article dedicated to how to spy on a PC with a keylogger it is practically a must to mention Hooker. This is another software belonging to the category in question, free, very small, very simple to use, which does not require installation and is definitely difficult to find. It is only available for Windows and is free (but it is also available in a paid variant with advanced functions). Let's see immediately how to use it.
First, connect to the software website and click on the button Portable on the right. Then wait a few moments for the program download procedure to start at the end, then extract the compressed archive obtained in any Windows location and start the .exe file inside it.
Then type in the password used to protect the use of the software (that is hooker), click your OK and then Run then presses the button Accept and you can finally start using the little program that will immediately start recording what is typed on the keyboard. You will be able to view all the texts entered through the central part of the software window.
Once you start recording the activities that are carried out on the computer, you can also hide Hooker by pressing the button Hide always attached to its main window. When you deem it appropriate, you can re-enable the display of the program window using the key combination Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F9 (oppure F10, F11 o F12).
If you then want to adjust the settings related to Hooker operation, you can find them by clicking on the item Options in the main program window and then on the item Settings. In the window that opens, you can choose whether to start the program when Windows starts, whether to set a password to protect the use of Hooker etc.
To stop the software's "spying" activity, he presses the button Stop, while to close the window you have to click on the button Exit.
As an alternative to the above programs you can rely on Kidlogger. It is a free software for Windows and Mac (as well as for the most popular mobile platforms) which, as easily understood by the name itself, is designed mainly to monitor children's computer activities. In fact, it is easily identifiable and uninstalled by the spied user. Record everything that is typed on the PC keyboard, open applications, websites visited and more.
To use it, go to the website to download the program and click on the button. Download that you find in correspondence with the icon of the operating system in use on your computer then click on the additional button to complete the download. Then type the verification code shown on the screen in the appropriate field, click on OK and wait for the download procedure to be started and completed.
Later, if what you are using is a Windows PC, extract the compressed archive you just downloaded to any location on your computer and then start the .exe file contained within it. Then click on Run, its Si and OK. Press on forward, select the voice I accept the terms of the license agreement and click to anchor your forward three consecutive times, then press on Install and finally presses on end and Si.
If you are using a Mac, extract the compressed archive obtained in any macOS location and then drag the program icon contained within it into the folder Applications computer and start the software by right clicking on it and choosing the item apri twice in a row so as to go around the limitations imposed by Apple against unauthorized developers.
Now, regardless of the operating system used, select the user account you want to monitor and then click on Start recording and OK. Then you will be able to view everything typed on the computer keyboard by simply clicking on the button View the recording ... attached to the program window and then consulting the information on the Internet page that will open. From here, if you deem it appropriate, you can also filter what is displayed using the appropriate menus at the top.
If, on the other hand, you want to close the program window in such a way as to continue to keep an eye on the various activities carried out on the PC without KidLogger being visible at first glance, click on the button Close always attached to the main window of the same, while to stop recording activities on the computer you will have to press the button Stop recording e poi quello OK in response to the notice that appears.
Elite Keylogger (Windows / Mac)
Another great software you can appeal to to spy on a PC with a keylogger is Elite Keylogger. On Windows it is paid (but it can also be used in a free trial version, the one I used for the tutorial), while on Mac it is free (and possibly available in a Pro, commercial variant). It allows you to record certain events such as the history of sites visited, passwords typed from the keyboard, emails sent and received and other important information. It has a nice user interface and although the configuration is a bit more "torturous" than the other programs above, its use is not complicated at all.
You ask me how to use it? I'll point it out to you right away. First, linked to the download page of the program and click on the button Free Trial if you use Windows or on that Free Version if you are using a Mac then press the button Copy link in the additional window that appeared on the screen and paste the link you just copied into the address bar of the browser to proceed with the download from MEGA by clicking on the button Download.
When the download is complete, if you are using Windows open the .exe file obtained and click on Run and OK in response to the notice indicating the fact that to install the program you need to temporarily disable the antivirus (therefore proceed accordingly) and then press once again on OK in the language selection window and check the box next to the item I accept the terms of the License Agreement.
Then click on Next twice in a row, come on install and finally check the box on the last screen displayed and press on Go on!. Then press the button Si in response to the on-screen warning that appeared to restart the computer and for the changes made to the system to take effect.
If, on the other hand, what you are using is a Mac, open the .dmg package obtained and double-click the program icon attached to the Finder window that appears on the screen. So follow the simple installation wizard that is proposed to you to complete the whole setup.
Now, if you are using Windows, call up the Run from Start menu, type hunide in the appropriate box and press Submit on the keyboard to access the Elit Keylogger configuration screen and then presses on Continue demo and then OK, enter the password you want to use to protect the program twice in a row and first click on Save and OK.
Regardless of the operating system in use, then follow the short introductory tutorial that is proposed to you, after which you can begin to view everything typed on the keyboard in the left part of the program window. If you want to view any screenshots taken, the activity carried out online, the applications used, the clipboard and the password, click on the corresponding items on the right on Windows and at the bottom on Mac. If you want to filter the various information by date, use the calendar at the bottom right on Windows and left on Mac.
To access the program settings to make any further configurations, click on thegear found at the top of the program window. From the screen that will be shown to you later you can choose whether to activate the software only on certain days or hours, you can choose whether to monitor all user accounts or only some of them etc.
How to Tell if the PC is Explained with a Keylogger
In the previous lines I have shown you how to be able to spy on a PC with a keylogger but I have not yet told you how to be able to understand if a computer is kept under control in this way and therefore how to understand if someone else, in turn , he's spying on what you do. Unfortunately there is no single system, but a combination of means, let's see immediately which ones.
- Use a good antivirus and a good antimalware - To find any keyloters on your computer, in most cases it is sufficient to carry out a full system scan using a good antivirus and good antimalware software. In some circumstances, however, programs of this type are not detected anyway, so other systems must be adopted.
- Check installed programs - You can easily realize the presence of any keyloggers on your PC by consulting the list of programs installed on your computer. On Windows just go to Control Panel and click Uninstall a program, while on Mac you need to access the folder Applications.
- Check outgoing connections - Keyloggers and other spy software (including some legitimate parental control programs) communicate with the outside world to send information collected on the PC in use to remote users. To find their activity, it is therefore possible to use firewall software that send notifications when a program running on the computer tries to communicate with the outside.
For more details on the subject, I suggest you read my tutorial focused on how to understand if the PC is spied through which I proceeded to talk to you in a much more in-depth way on the matter.