KeyScrambler Personal

KeyScrambler Personal

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.2.0.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,948,520
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 14, 2013
  • 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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  • Current Version

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.2.0.3
Version 3.2.0.3 adds support for 4 new browsers, including Cyberfox. Also includes other bugfixes and performance enhancements.
General
Publisher QFX Software
Publisher web site http://www.qfxsoftware.com
Release Date July 14, 2013
Date Added July 14, 2013
Version 3.2.0.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 8, Windows 2003, Windows XP, 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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