KeyScrambler Personal

KeyScrambler Personal

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 526 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5
  • Total Downloads:
    1,940,882
  • Date Added:
    October 27, 2014
  • File Size:
    1.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,954
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Editors' Review

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KeyScrambler Personal encrypts your keystrokes in a wide variety of supported programs, so you can avoid tracking by keylogging software. With this tool in place, you can use your computer just as you always have, and you won't have to worry about someone keeping tabs on you or gaining access to your sensitive information.

Pros

Lots of programs: This app works with all major browsers, as well as more than 200 other apps. That means it's likely you can enjoy the privacy it provides without changing the way you use the computer or restricting your activity in any way.

Innovative interface: While it does most of its work in the background, this app also has an innovative, three-part interface to provide you with easy access to all program features. When you start typing in a supported app or browser, you'll see a banner across the top of the active window that shows the jumbled text that's being recorded as you're typing. There is also a tray icon that you can use to turn the program on and off and also to see when the program is active. Right-clicking this icon lets you open the Options dialog, where you can set a hotkey for turning the app on and off, decide which parts of the interface you want to show up, and decide whether to encrypt the space bar.

Cons

Hidden manual: There is a link to a manual when you first download this program, but it takes you to a page that doesn't exist. You can find the actual manual, however, if you go to the main product page for the app and follow the link there.

Bottom Line

KeyScrambler Personal is a good tool for evading keyloggers, and it does not interfere with your use of any other programs on your computer.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Keyscrambler Not compatible with IE11...!"

April 24, 2014  |  By scottls59901

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 3.3.0.0

Pros

It's free, but you get what you didn't pay for!

Cons

Frequently after closing IE11, the taskbar icon stays green, and anything you type in Any search box is encrypted gibberish...

I end having to open/close FireFox to turn it off.

I contacted KS support, but they were unable to help.

Summary

I also tried SpyShelter free/paid Trial, and they wouldn't encrypt in FireFox!-
SS support said it may be my Kaspersky AV?

I may end up having to reinstall KS, as it protected me from 4 rootkit Trojans ( later removed by MBAM anti-rootkit beta)!?

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4 stars

"Good software"

November 30, 2013  |  By Ahmedshawon92

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 3.3.0.0

Pros

-Little software
-I can see keystroke being enscrypted
-Suuport almost any browser

Cons

Free vertion only supports browsers. Many application and email clients also required password. It won't protect them.

Summary

For full protection download "Zemana AntiLogger Free."

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5 stars

"Great software"

August 13, 2013  |  By pprgl

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 3.2.0.3

Pros

Works just fine for me. A great deal for free. You can see it action as you type. I imagine the pro version covers a bit more.

Cons

None that I have found!

Summary

If you are looking for extra security this is a great program.

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5 stars

"Great piece of software."

August 08, 2013  |  By SmartGuyForComputers

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 3.2.0.3

Pros

-Works great with Chrome.
-Excellent encryption.
-I made my own keylogger and saw first hand on how good Keyscrambler is.

Cons

-I wish the Personal version would work in all apllications.

Summary

An amazing piece of software that is a bare necessity for fighting keyloggers.

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4 stars

"Works fine"

July 18, 2013  |  By username_09876

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 3.2.0.3

Pros

It's not just for passwords. There's plenty of personally identifiable or sensitive information I sometimes have to type, and so I just want everything I type scrambled. Why not, right?

It works everywhere that I've noticed. Never had a problem with it not working on certain sites. If I do notice it not working on a site, well... I guess I won't type my password or PII on it because it's probably be a s**tty site anyway and I should just leave it. :P

I type in all my passwords. I don't do copy and paste. The important accounts (email, financial, etc.) have very strong passwords that I change often and do not re-use. For all other things I re-use one or two simple short alphanumeric passwords, so I can remember them and because it wouldn't really matter if they got hijacked anyway. KeyScrambler works great for me, it may not be for you if that's not your style.

Cons

I use a standard desktop keyboard. When I type on the number pad, it only scrambles it to other numbers, not a mix of all characters like the other character keys. I guess it's secure enough but it just BUGS me... why can't they just make it scramble like everything else?

Sometimes, randomly -- it actually seems to be like a 1 in 10 chance or so -- when I'm typing and backspacing fast at the same time my screen will output scrambled text instead of what I'm supposed to be typing. I've tested this by quickly typing/backspacing on only letter keys and every once in a while I see numbers and symbols. Blame my quirky (read: fast but shamefully inaccurate) typing but it's also a tiny bug in the program for sure. It doesn't bother me, personally. It depends on your typing habits.

Summary

Install NoScript + Ghostery in your browser, then KeyScrambler and you'll be pretty darn secure! KeePass is also a great method to use but it's not for me.

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5 stars

"Resting easy..."

May 29, 2013  |  By jran1011

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 3.1

Pros

Installs and operates seamlessly - except just lately have been getting some kind of encryption error, but then I just restart it. Love this program!

Cons

Aside from error mentioned above, absolutely none...

Summary

Wish all protection programs were this easy - and free!

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4 stars

"Brilliant!"

April 24, 2013  |  By nholtom

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 3.1

Pros

I rarely write a review but this little program really merits at least a THANK YOU.
In this version (3.1) to now be able to see a little pop-up tab showing you that it's doing it's job while you type is very reassuring. (Not sure though if Screen Loggers could take advantage of the fact that the encrypted key strokes are being revealed on screen?)

Cons

Apart from my small question above - nothing against this super little prog that only uses about 2,000k of memory resources!

Summary

Go for it - why not add another layer to your security!

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4 stars

"It works - and works well."

April 11, 2013  |  By ppavlov

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 3.1

Pros

Used it for years and feel good with it.
Regular updates, too.

Cons

I use to have a complaint or two but they've all been addressed.

Summary

Install and try KeyScrambler - it works. Today you need all of the protection you can get.

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1 stars

"BSOD after applying update"

April 11, 2013  |  By kenny555

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 3.1

Pros

none. Would not work after applying update

Cons

BSOD after applying update, had to uninstall.

Summary

I've been using Keyscrambler for years, and this is the first time it has failed me. I tried it twice and both times the update caused my computer to fail to start.

win7 sp1 64 bit

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4 stars

"Seems to do what it was designed to."

April 05, 2013  |  By shirasuna

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 3.1

Pros

Doesn't seem to slow anything down.

Cons

Some sites won't accept actual input, displaying the scrambled text.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5
Version 3.5 adds support for HiDPI displays, Windows 10 Tech Preview and a new focus tracking backend.
General
Publisher QFX Software
Publisher web site http://www.qfxsoftware.com
Release Date October 27, 2014
Date Added October 27, 2014
Version 3.5
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 8, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.48MB
File Name KeyScrambler_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,940,882
Downloads Last Week 1,954
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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