Simply put, keyloggers are malware that record keystrokes. Keyloggers can keep track of web sites visited, and time of your visit, as well as what keys you type. Keyloggers often record certain sensitive data such as user-names and passwords and for only 'secure' web sites (like your bank or eBay etc.) Keyloggers are one of the most dangerous forms of malware due to their ability to assist in identity theft.
Keyloggers’ Threat to PC Security
Unlike some other malware such as worms and viruses, keyloggers operate stealthily and do not actively infect other computers. They can record all keystrokes, email, chats, websites visited, applications executed, and even take snapshots of the entire windows desktop at set intervals. As such, Keyloggers are highly capable of stealing the victim's identity.
Securing Your PC Against Keyloggers
Conventional, signature based antivirus or anti-malware programs cannot easily detect and stop keyloggers. The best protection against the threat of sophisticated keyloggers is a behavior-based anti-malware solution.
How NovaShield Can Protect Your PC from Keyloggers
NovaShield Anti-Malware is a next generation behavior-based, signature-less technology. NovaShield can detect and remove keyloggers by recognizing their behavior. NovaShield knows exactly what files and registry items were created by the keyloggers and can remove these by-products in addition to removing the threat itself.