KeyScrambler Personal

KeyScrambler Personal

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.2
  • Total Downloads:
    1,948,520
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 18, 2012
  • 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

    3.8

    out of 6 votes

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

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    out of 527 votes

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

"Sufficient for simple web needs."

August 08, 2012  |  By kaatskill

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.2

Pros

Easy and straight forward

Cons

could be a bit more comprehensive even for a free program

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3 stars

"Not as good as it used to be."

August 04, 2012  |  By se9380

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.2

Pros

Good when it works.

Cons

Latest version does not seem to work with some banks' websites - Natwest and HSBC for instance,

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4 stars

"Gives you another layer of security."

July 29, 2012  |  By rogerbultot

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.2

Pros

Runs in background.

Cons

Does not work on all browsers.

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5 stars

"Seems to do the job"

July 08, 2012  |  By t2000kw

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.2

Pros

I can see the scrambled text and I know it's doing its job.

Cons

I don't see any except that you have to get the Pro version if you want certain browsers supported and if you want the other features, but it's not unfair to reserve something for a paid version, so this isn't really much of a "con" for the program.

Summary

Great low-resource program for your internet safety.

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5 stars

"I depend on this program every day!"

July 07, 2012  |  By duffy102

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.2

Pros

It sits in the back ground until it is needed then comes up so I can see it working.

Cons

None so far

Summary

A very good product that I wouldn't be without

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2 stars

"This version not usable with IE"

July 07, 2012  |  By BillSamuel

 |  Version: KeyScrambler Personal 2.9.2

Pros

Provides security for your key strokes.

Cons

This new version, unlike older ones, puts an oblong box on your screen, blocking content. This has controls in some browsers, but these don't work (aren't even visible) in Internet Explorer, so a portion of the browser screen is always blocked. Not only does this mean you can't read all of the content, but sometimes it will block a part of a form where you need to respond. It can't be moved and there's no way to do anything under it. This is a fatal flaw, IMHO.

Summary

KeyScrambler has long been valuable security software, but this version introduces a critical flaw when used with Internet Explorer. Find an older version if you can, but this version is not really usable. I do not know whether or not the paid version of KeyScrambler has the same flaw.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.9.2
Version 2.9.2 adds support for Firefox 12, 13, and 14.
General
Publisher QFX Software
Publisher web site http://www.qfxsoftware.com
Release Date June 08, 2012
Date Added June 18, 2012
Version 2.9.2
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista
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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