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kalos

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Personal keylogger
« on: March 05, 2013, 11:49 AM »
hello

I need a program to store everything I type, I think it's called keylogger, but I want it to be portable and not detected as virus

is there any?

thanks!

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Re: keylogger
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 02:47 AM »
rjbull recommends -
So, it that keylogger free to use?


Emsa is no more.
Powerpro is still with us though. Not sure how it works as a keylogger (it does a huge amount of stuff)
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Re: keylogger
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 04:02 AM »
tspion - A nifty, light, and portable keylogger for legal monitoring purposes.

Intro

Platform: Windows XP/Vista/7

This program is written in D. It uses a global hook to record keystrokes.

Just an experimental project made in two nights.

Interestingly this does not seem to require administrator privileges on Windows 7.

Notice

This software is NOT to be used for purposes that invade other people's privacy. This software comes with absolutely NO warranty whatsoever. You are responsible for how you use this software. Most important notice of all: Ctrl-Shift-Alt-S to shut this program down.

Some antivirus programs may detect this as a keylogging malware. That's okay because this program doesn't hide its keylogging capabilities at all (other than being compressed with UPX, but what modern antivirus does not have the UPX unpacker builtin?).

Just a note, if you download launch_1.2.1.exe, then MSE will complain because of the UPX packing.  If you run the extracted keylogger, (which isn't packed), MSE doesn't say a word.

And here's some output, (daten.txt in executables folder):
testing one two tr[BACKSPACE]hree
op
george smithtspion[SHIFT][HOME][CTRL]v - [CTRL(5)]c[BACKSPACE(3)]

[CTRL(4)]v
- [SHIFT]A nifty, light and portable keylogger.[CTRL]c[CTRL]v[DOWN(33)]

[SHIFT]Just a note, if you download launch[SHIFT]_1.2.1.exe, then [SHIFT]MSE will complain.  [SHIFT]If you run the extracted keylogger, [SHIFT]MSE makes[BACKSPACE(6)] doesn't say a word.[CTRL][SHIFT][ALT]S

It only logs physical keypresses, ie. it won't log stuff that's pasted.

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Re: keylogger
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 09:09 AM »
Take a look at programs like Gecko Monitor, PC Pandora, Spyagent or Webwatcher

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Re: keylogger
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2013, 07:16 PM »
The problem with these programs is that they have malicious intentions and they are stealth

I need something only for recovering typed and copied text and stuff

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Re: keylogger
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2013, 07:59 PM »
Copied text can be captured with plenty of things.

I like using Notepad2 with the /b command line switch to turn it into an automatic pasteboard. Keep in mind that it will not autosave the file. You have to do that manually.

Check the command line switch section in the readme file for more stuff it can do.

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Re: keylogger
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2013, 03:50 AM »
Hello app103,

maybe you want to try my "pasteboard" :)

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=34138.0
« Last Edit: March 29, 2013, 04:35 AM by flamerz »

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Re: keylogger
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2013, 10:23 AM »
Kalos, if you do almost all your typing in your browser, and your browser is Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, there's a terrific free add-on called Lazarus that will copy and save (for an amount of time you stipulate) everything you type in the browser.   I use an earlier version that's just for Firefox, and it has saved my bacon countless times.  The version I've linked to is said to work with Chrome and Safari as well.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: keylogger
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2013, 10:25 AM »
Kalos, if you do almost all your typing in your browser, and your browser is Firefox, Chrome, or Safari, there's a terrific free add-on called Lazarus that will copy and save (for an amount of time you stipulate) everything you type in the browser.   I use an earlier version that's just for Firefox, and it has saved my bacon countless times.  The version I've linked to is said to work with Chrome and Safari as well.  :Thmbsup:

Definately interesting find, but an OS-level solution would be handy

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Re: keylogger
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2013, 11:07 AM »
Hello app103,

maybe you want to try my "pasteboard" :)

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=34138.0

Thank you, nice little app, but the additional features of Notepad2 makes it more suited to my needs.

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save my writings
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2016, 05:48 PM »
hello!

I am looking for a keylogger or whatever you want to call it (but it must not flag Microsoft Antivirus) in order to save all my texts I type in forums, job applications, etc

sometimes the webpage may close and I may lose the text or I just want to archive the text I typed yet I no longer have access

any idea?

thanks!

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2016, 06:01 PM »
hello!

I am looking for a keylogger or whatever you want to call it (but it must not flag Microsoft Antivirus) in order to save all my texts I type in forums, job applications, etc

sometimes the webpage may close and I may lose the text or I just want to archive the text I typed yet I no longer have access

any idea?

thanks!

Assuming this is the legitimate reason you need one...How many times does your browser crash, that you are thinking about needing a keylogger?  :huh: Honestly, I'd look at resolving THAT issue before looking at how to work around it.

I can't/won't recommend any keyloggers here, but I felt the above question needed asking.

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2016, 06:16 PM »
How many times does your browser crash, that you are thinking about needing a keylogger?
-Stephen66515 (June 28, 2016, 06:01 PM)

He didn't say the browser crashes, he said the webpage closes - this could be the result of hitting the Submit button on a page or some other trigger.

http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=34227.0

That being said, in the ~3.3 years since kalos last asked (and we never really did get an answer regarding the software suggested then) he could have searched for, downloaded, tested, and reviewed probably 90% of the keyloggers available.

Yes, I'm being indirectly facetious :P
« Last Edit: June 28, 2016, 08:54 PM by 4wd »

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2016, 08:50 PM »
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=34227.0

How many times does your browser crash, that you are thinking about needing a keylogger?
-Stephen66515 (June 28, 2016, 06:01 PM)

He didn't say the browser crashes, he said the webpage closes - this could be the result of hitting the Submit button on a page or some other trigger.

Yeah, just strikes me as odd for something like that to happen so often  :huh:

Ah well, stranger things happen I suppose xD

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2016, 08:55 PM »
I snuck in an edit  :P

Yeah, just strikes me as odd for something like that to happen so often  :huh:
-Stephen66515 (June 28, 2016, 08:50 PM)

He applies for a lot of jobs?

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2016, 11:20 PM »
There's a forum I frequent that isn't very robust in handling things typed into it.  If you just type a reply and 'Submit', it does fine.  But refresh the page or briefly skip one site over, and your text is gone, never to return.  For some reason, DonationCoder doesn't do that; the 'Back' button will happily give me my text back.  :huh:

Never thought of a keylogger as a saving grace in that situation... That's acually a good idea.

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2016, 11:53 PM »
Never thought of a keylogger as a saving grace in that situation... That's acually a good idea.

Not really when you think about the fact that a keylogger logs all keystrokes in one continuous stream, typos included.  Think about all the backspacing, deleting, arrow key moving, and moving the caret with the mouse.  What I'm getting at is, unless you're a perfect typist, the logger's end result is typically a jumbled mess.  Yes, I suppose it's better than nothing, but there are better solutions.  Under Firefox, I use the Textarea Cache extension for this purpose.

https://addons.mozil...ddon/textarea-cache/

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2016, 04:38 AM »
^ Lazarus was also recommended in the previous thread:
https://addons.mozil...orm-recovery/?src=ss
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Re: save my writings
« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2016, 05:48 AM »
Text Editor Anywhere, freeware by the author of Listary:
License: Freeware

Current Version: 2.01

System Requirements: Windows 7 / Vista / XP / 2000

Text Editor Anywhere allows you to edit text anywhere with your favorite text editor. It provides a means of taking advantages of some advanced features (like auto-completing, spell checking and syntax highlighting) that are only available in an external text editor. It may also save you from web browser crashes.

For example, you can use Vim to tweet or reply a post in Chrome with the help of Text Editor Anywhere.


  • Support all kinds of text editors
  • Support all applications
  • Support Unicode
  • You can pass complex parameters to the editor

It’s very easy to use:

Step 1: Press Win + A whenever you need it. You can hold Win key and press “A” repeatedly to choose another file extension or edit the text with a new extension. It works like Alt + Tab.

With the cursor in the text box, press the TEA hotkey; it loads whatever text is in the box in a new file in whatever editor you've defined in TEA's configuration.

TEA_file.txt.pngPersonal keylogger

Edit away.  Save the file.  Alt+Tab back to the browser, and whatever text was in the text box will be automagically replaced by your edited text.

TEA£.pngPersonal keylogger

I have a scheduled event that archives all TEA's files, then deletes all but the most recent ones.

TEA2.pngPersonal keylogger

It's much like the Firefox extension It's All Text!, but browser-independent.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2016, 03:17 PM by rjbull »

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #19 on: June 29, 2016, 06:12 AM »
If you use Chrome, look for Lazarus Form Recovery (patched). It has saved my bacon numerous times when our in-house track-everything system was having some... err... difficult times.  :P
vi vi vi - editor of the beast

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2016, 08:27 PM »
Form History Control (Firefox/Pale Moon/etc) - have used for ages.

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2016, 04:39 PM »
What if I type something in a notepad and crashes?
I still need to save that text.
I basically need to save ALL text I type in a nice archive!
I am eager to test your suggestions, but they need to be universal, where should I start?

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2016, 09:12 PM »
@kalos: Did you try Text Editor Anywhere as suggested by @rjbull ?
That seemed like it might offer the most comprehensive recovery options overall.
The in-browser text editing recovery tools (Firefox and Chrome) otherwise all seem to be a bit iffy, in my experience.

I'm going to trial Text Editor Anywhere, anyway. Thanks @rjbull !   :Thmbsup:

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2016, 03:22 PM »
I'm going to trial Text Editor Anywhere, anyway. Thanks @rjbull !   
I just hope you like it - I've found it very useful, not least because it allows one to use macros, boilerplate text, etc. from your editor of choice. 

<thinks>  I feel a magisterial IainB mini-review coming on...

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Re: save my writings
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2016, 03:44 PM »
What if I type something in a notepad and crashes?
I still need to save that text.
It doesn't matter what system you use: nothing will completely inoculate you against a crash.  Whether you use a 'benign keylogger', or invoke an external editor as I suggested, you can only recover the text they had saved up to the crash point.  You can of course make them save their text more often, thereby reducing losses, but that's at the expense of causing constant disk access as the programs save their files, which will slow your system down somewhat.  And skwire is right about keyloggers.  Even if you are willing to use one, the saved files can be astonishingly messy.  I know because I briefly tried it with the logging facilities in PowerPro, and that even has two modes, with and without 'invisible' keys like Alt+key combinations.