Softpedia Editor's Review for KeyScrambler Personal
An extension that encrypts your keystrokes to protect your important personal information from keyloggers
Written by Mihaela Citea on December 10th, 2012
KeyScrambler Personal is a web browser addon that can encrypt keystrokes, in order to protect your private information while you navigate online. Together with a powerful anti-malware solution, this program can provide you with enhanced privacy protection.
Designed to help you fight back against keyloggers applications, KeyScrambler Personal encrypts all your keystorkes before they reach your web browser, at the level of your keyboard driver. The keys are then decrypted, so that you can view exactly what you typed in the browser window.
The Personal edition of the application can only be integrated with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, but there are also other editions that can protect multiple browsers, applications and even the logon screen.
Before enabling this addon in the two browsers, you have to restart your system. However, this is a minor drawback considering the advantage of securing confidential data.
After installation, the program appears as an icon in the system tray, which turns green each time you open one of the supported applications. Right-clicking on the icon opens a menu where you can enable or disable the protection (which you can also do by pressing the user-defined hotkey) and access the 'Options' window (where you can distinguish unencrypted keys and enable space key encryption).
When typing in browser forms, search boxes or chat windows, a small box appears, where you can view the scrambled version of the text. This is what a keylogger installed on your system captures, instead of the real text.
The indicator window displays the encrypted stream of keystrokes in real-time, which enables you to easily verify if the encryption process really works. Just install a keylogger on your system and view what it captures when the browser addon is active.
KeyScrambler Personal is designed to prevent keystroke logging in your web browsers, which provides an additional layer of security for your confidential data and the whole system.
KeyScrambler Personal description
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Fixed bug causing sporadic scrambled input.
· Changed handling of shift keys to avoid triggering StickyKeys.
· Fixed movement keys not working in Minecraft.
· Fixed some settings not being saved under Windows XP.
· Enabled East Asian language input support for Personal edition.
· Fixed crash under certain conditions in SlimBrowser.
· Fixed rare occurrence of trying to turn on encryption before kernel module is ready.
· Changed logon module registration under Windows XP to avoid missing file warning in Hijack This report.
· Fixed incomplete product key reset function.