KeyScrambler Personal

KeyScrambler Personal

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 527 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    1,948,520
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 18, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.48MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    8,039
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Keyloggers are sneaky little programs that can record everything you type, including usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and other sensitive information. Although antivirus software is often able to detect and eliminate such programs once you're infected, they're not foolproof. KeyScrambler Personal promises to encrypt your keystrokes at the level of your keyboard driver and decrypt them when they reach your browser so they're visible to you. Sounds good in theory, but does it work? We can't guarantee that it's perfect, but we can say that it worked just fine when we tried it.

Obviously, if we wanted to see if KeyScrambler Personal could guard against keyloggers, we'd have to install a keylogger on our machine. We did, made sure it was logging our keystrokes, and then installed KeyScrambler Personal. The program appeared as an icon in our system tray; right-clicking on it brought up an options menu, which let us set a hot key for enabling and disabling the program and specify how we wanted the program to display when in use. We set about typing in Firefox, one of KeyScrambler Personal's supported browsers, and a small box appeared that displayed the scrambled version of the text we typed. When we opened our keylogger to see what it had captured, there was all our scrambled text in place of what we'd actually typed. It's important to remember that KeyScrambler Personal doesn't encrypt everything you do; we were still able to view the Web sites we'd visited and search engine results. But text that we'd actually typed, such as in e-mails and in-browser chats, was indeed encrypted. An online Help file gives a thorough overview of the program's use. Overall, KeyScrambler Personal was easy to use and it seemed to be effective. It's worth checking out if you want to keep what you type safe from prying eyes.

KeyScrambler Personal installs and uninstalls without issues.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 21 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    4.0

    out of 527 votes

    • 5 star 223
    • 4 star 191
    • 3 star 44
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 49
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5 stars

"Great program!"

March 02, 2012  |  By rejela

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.0.1

Pros

I like seeing that it types in encrypted info when I type

Cons

Non that I can see

Summary

Absolutely makes me feel more secure - have made sure all my children have it loaded onto their computers

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5 stars

"Works as Advertized"

March 01, 2012  |  By dan333van

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.0.1

Pros

It's a simple program that does what it says it will do. It is not intrusive and has no effect on the speed of my laptop.

Cons

No problems at all.

Summary

It's worth it (free!)

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4 stars

"Easy to install and use."

February 29, 2012  |  By andygart

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.0.1

Pros

Seems to do what it's designed to do very well.

Cons

Sometimes puts the scrambled text into email addresses I'm trying to enter, but that's easily fixed by backspacing and starting again.

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5 stars

"Works great and free."

February 18, 2012  |  By davidp007

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.0.1

Pros

Encrypts every keystroke.

Cons

None that I know of

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5 stars

"seems to work"

February 13, 2012  |  By adr5

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.0.1

Pros

seamless. No noticeable performance degradation.

Cons

The free version only works with some browsers. To get this to work with other software you need to get the paid version. Not sure that is really a con, but I had to write something.

Summary

This is one of those pieces of software you have to take on faith. It's hard to tell if it is actually doing it anything. I feel better knowing that if someone somehow intercepts my network traffic, at least some of it will be unreadable.

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5 stars

"Excellent Software."

February 06, 2012  |  By vsxd1s2

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.0.1

Pros

Excellent all around program.

Cons

None at All.

Summary

I've been using this software (free version)for a few years now. I recommend it to everyone. Don't go surfing without it. Scrambles every letter that you type, within a protected zone/area or window. For lack of a better word.

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1 stars

"Does not protect anything."

January 23, 2012  |  By RanjithKumarCNET

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.0.1

Pros

No pros of any kind.

Cons

It does not protect against key loggers. I myself wrote a small keylogger using .NET and it was able to capture every key I was typing in my browser (it even logged the scrambled text which the scrambler shows in its window). Completely lame. Does not protect at all.

Summary

Do not waste your time and get bluffed that it will protect you.

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4 stars

"Excellent. Works with explorer and Firefox."

January 15, 2012  |  By djpearce

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.0.1

Pros

Loads automatically when browser starts. Transparent to user.

Cons

not compatible with chrome

Summary

Excellent product

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1 stars

"BEWARE! AVOID! Product is awful and NO SUPPORT"

January 11, 2012  |  By Roger1322

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.0.1

Pros

None - I have used personal and Pro

Cons

Scrambles what you type and see

Summary

I have used Personal and Pro for several years. Periodically the program goes nuts and scrambles what you type so that you see scrambled words and go nowhere. Support refuses to answer emails regarding this problem (several over the past 2 weeks).

Updated on Jan 14, 2012

They responded, all right - funny, after I became a little demanding. I have unloaded this piece of crap - it has gotten worse daily.

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4 stars

"It makes me feel more secure when I write things."

January 10, 2012  |  By babsalot

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.0.1

Pros

I like the way it encrypts my keystrokes so that it's harder for people to read what I am writing.

Cons

None that I have seen so far.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.9.0.1
Version 2.9.0.1:
  • Added support for Firefox 8 and 9.
  • Added option to not encrypt space key.
  • Added option to center overlay window.
General
Publisher QFX Software
Publisher web site http://www.qfxsoftware.com
Release Date December 16, 2011
Date Added December 18, 2011
Version 2.9.0.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.48MB
File Name KeyScrambler_Setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,948,520
Downloads Last Week 8,039
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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