Cyber Security - Protect Your Computer From Keyloggers
Basically a keylogger is a piece a software that will record anything you type on your computer and then store all your information to the attacker server. Now the question is how to stay safe from keyloggers?....
The most important thing is to not click/run everything that it looks suspicious, or , if you don't have enough information about that file. Do not ever download softwares from different sources, try to use always official and safe sources, for example if you're going to download "Google Chrome" download it from its url google.com/chrome not from a random domain xxxx.com/chrome, because you'll never know what's behind that file, just because antivirus does not recognize it as virus it doesn't mean that it's safe.
Few Easy Steps to Stay Safe
1.Keep antivirus always updated - Never turn off updates as that affect directly in the malware identification, if the database it's not updated with latest malware reports it will not recognize new viruses.
2.Keep firewall always on - Do not ever turn off the firewall of your computer.
3.Use Additional Firewalls - I recommend Comodo firewall, it comes with many built-in features which are very useful, also they offer two version of comodo free and paid, depends on your needs but the free version works perfect too.
4.Use Keyscrambler - Now, Keyscrambler it's not an antivirus or something that will prevent you computer from being infected, the function of keyscrambler is to encrypt everything you type on your computer in the worst cases when you're already infected with an keylogger, so it means that everthing that keylogger will record will be encrypted.
5.UseTCP/IP Monitoring Tool - It will allow you to see all IP-s that are connected and transmiting data from your computer, to get better results make sure that all other software processes are closed. Doing that will help you to recognize which process is still sending data.
6.Check regularly software startups - If you see a random name that you don't recognize in the most cases it's a malware, but you should google it first, and then you'll see if that is a malware or simply software process.
7.Back up your system - You should always create back-ups of your system, because not all keyloggers can be easily removed. A clean install of your operating system is the most effective way when it comes to viruses.