SECURITY TO THE CORE

SpyShelter 4:- You Deserve The Best Anti-KeyLogger


I know you may be wondering ‘Why a Anti-Keylogger?’. Hmmm! actually that’s really a stupid question to ask. Any ways the answer to this is really simple – ‘because your personal data is not safe’. Perhaps you have the best Anti-Malware, Anti-Rootkit and Firewall programs installed and all up to date in your computer system and no doubt that these security software claim to provide you complete security. But you know what there is still a weak point which can be exploited to compromise your own personal information like login information of your Online banking, your Credit Card number and your Windows User-name and password.

People do many things to increase the security of their computer. They install Anti-Malware, Anti-Rootkit and Firewall programs and even extra security software’s like Anti-Adwares, Sandboxes and HIPS (Host Intrusion Prevention System). But they really forget one of the most important security pitfalls, Keyloggers. Yes Keyloggers !!

Keyloggers have become one of the most feared threats in the world of PC security today. They come in the form of everything ranging from legitimate corporate monitoring solutions to malicious spyware which can be used to secretly monitor and capture all keystrokes, mouse clicks, user-name and passwords, visited web-pages and launched applications; tracks received and sent e-mails and lots more. It can even takes screen-shots of your computer activity and can also be used to capture your voice data while you are using instant messangers for voice calls. Yes all this is possible !!

I am sure by now you’ve encountered Keyloggers and their imminent danger they pose to your privacy, security and your computer. There are many Anti-Malware programs that claim to protect against them, but these programs (Keyloggers) can easily slip through the scanners of anti virus and other security programs. Now you can think of the situation when a person (Hacker) gets a login information for your Bank Account, PayPal, Credit Card number and other highly secure personal or confidential information. What would you do?

Answer is “Use an Anti-Keylogger”.

One of the best and latest pieces of software that which I have been using for quite sometime to get rid of Keyloggers on my computer is SpyShelter 4.0 . SpyShelter is very reliable and easy to install defense towards Logger type of threats.

SpyShelter developed an AntiLogger, Anti-Spyware program that protects your data from all types of keylogging and spy programs: known, unknown, and under-development that an existing traditional anti-malware software might not able to recognize due to out-of-date, Obsolete , virus signature-based algorithms. Rather than relying on virus signature updates to recognize known malware, SpyShelter uses special algorithms to detect potential threats based on their behavior.

SpyShelter comes with different modules which is designed to protect you against dangerous keyloggers and malicious softwares that are known, unknown, and even under development and provides you a complete protection against dangerous and malicious programs which in turns ensure that whatever sensitive data you enter and store in your computer are not stolen by criminals for their own use. . These modules keep your information security under control and made up of powerful anti-action methods.

SpyShelter Stop-logger protection consists of 9 modules that perform different functions:

SpyShelter 4.0

Features

Anti KeyLogging: A unique proactive security module that protects your computer system against KeyLoggers.

Anti Screen Capture: A unique proactive security module that protects your system against Screen Loggers.

Anti Clipboard Capture: A unique proactive security module that protects your system against Clipboard Loggers.

AntiGetText: A unique security module that protects your system against text capture using the get-text function.

System Protection: A unique proactive security module that protects sensitive areas of your system against malicious applications and also guards your registry, your physical memory (RAM), and other sensitive computer parts and processes so that malicious code cannot be injected to seize control of your PC.

Anti Kernel Mode Logger: A unique security module that protects your system against kernel mode advanced keyloggers.

Anti WebCam Logger: Protects your system against WebCam Loggers.

AntiNetworkSpy: A unique proactive module that protects your system against SSL/HTTP/HTTPS/POP/SMTP/FTP loggers.

Anti-Sound Recorder (WORLD FIRST): A unique security module that protects your system against VOIP sound Trojan loggers used for example with today’s instant messengers.

Now How Does It Work?

SpyShelter is not solely an anti-malware program. Instead, with very strong reactions, it assures security by proactive methods, which monitors the malicious processes in real time by their known or predicted actions. If your system is infected with some kind of unknown  Keylogger or Spyware, SpyShelter takes an immediate reaction when they try to act and block them.

The key point here is that, SpyShelter is not an anti-virus nor an anti-malware program but an ADDITIONAL layer of protection. For full protection, install SpyShelter Stop-logger together with your anti-virus and anti-spyware software. It builds its foundation on top of the usual anti-malware applications by providing ADDITIONAL layer of protection. And this security is important. It is the first of its kind.

Download & Installation

So in order to test it i have downloaded and installed SpyShelter Stop-Logger in my test machine. It is a customized PC having an Intel Quad Core 2.40 Ghz and 3 GB RAM. The operating system was Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 3 including all the latest updates.

The download is 4 Megabytes in total and It’s really very easy to install SpyShelter, using it is even easier than one might expect. Installation requires only 6 steps and it hardly take 10 seconds to install. After installation it will ask to reboot your system and after the reboot the SpyShelter Icon appears in the toolbar.You can double click this to access program

Right after the installation of SpyShelter i have tested it with Anti Keylogger Tester (AKLT), some nasty malicious threats (Including Mebroot, Mebratix.B, PoisonIvy, TDSS and Trojan SpyEye) and also  with some known commercial Keyloggers which is designed to capture your Key Strokes,  Screen Shots, Web Cams and other confidential information.

After my thorough testing, you won’t beileve that it is able to detect ALL Keylogging, Webcam and Screenshot capture methods from different malicious threats (Mebroot, Mebratix.B, PoisonIvy, TDSS and Trojan SpyEye) as well as from commercial Key-Loggers. I have thrown everything  to get the infected computer system, but SpyShelter just kept on intercepting everything!

Trojan TDSS trying to inject code.

Poison Ivy trying to change registry values.

EVEN IF you accidentally allowed the injection, SpyShelter will IMMEDIATELY let you know when the intruder/software tries to enable Keylogging , Webcam Capture and Screen-Shot capture on your system. Trailing screen-shot is one of the good example of the same where i have allowed the injection of PoisonIvy and after that it tries to capture the Screen-Shot on my system, but here comes the SpyShelter which IMMEDIATELY prompted me to take action.

Infected Explorer.EXE trying to take ScreenShot

The only thing i have encountered with SpyShelter that it won’t able to detect Elite KeyLogger if its already installed in invisible mode on your computer system BUT SpyShelter managed to block all the activities of Elite KeyLogger which is really a plus point for SpyShelter. SpyShelter also includes a feature known as Virtual keyboard at logon, when enabled, a launch virtual keyboard button will be seen when the user logs on. It is the safest way to prevent your login account information from being logged.

System Requirements

SpyShelter works on Windows XP (32 and 64 bit), Windows Vista (32 and 64 bit) , and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit). It does not work on Windows 95, 98 or ME, or on Mac operating systems.

Another important factor is the memory usage. In case you are worried about any possible slow down of your system then i would like to say that, you do not need to worry about slowing down your system. SpyShelter needs only a small amount of hardware and system resources. When you open it from system tray icon (notification area), SpyShelter would take up less than 18 Megs. Once you minimize it back to the tray, the memory usage automatically lowered down to 2.5 MB.

About compatibility:- SpyShelter designed to be compatible with other well-known security products such as anti-virus and firewall software, so I guess you don’t need to worry much about compatibility problems.

Conclusion

So in short, SpyShelter protects your computer system against any form of dangerous and malicious internet threats to ensure that sensitive data you enter and store in your computer are not stolen by criminals for their own use. One thing i would like to point out that it is neither a complete anti-malware solution nor it is a firewall application, but an ADDITIONAL layer of protection. It must be used with an anti-malware program and a firewall application to provide ultimate security.

I found SpyShelter completely delivered on its promises.

SpyShelter is really FAST, EFFICIENT, EASY-TO-USE and truly impressive program. I found this program a must-have. And if you’re convinced that SpyShelter is impressive program then i suggest you to pay a visit and buy SpyShelter.

Home Page:- http://www.spyshelter.com/

Phew !! Finally I’m done writing about SpyShelter… It has taken me whole day to write this !!

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25 responses

  1. Friend

    Hi Avinash,

    Nice Review !! I have just saw your post at Wilders Security. Its really nice to see that it able to block many malicious programs too.

    Keep the Good Work on !!

    May 11, 2010 at 19:17

    • Thanks Dear…Yeah i have thrown everything to get my system infected, but SpyShelter blocked everything..

      May 11, 2010 at 19:22

  2. shelby

    Nice review thanks

    May 11, 2010 at 20:39

  3. Genius

    Avinash do you really think that we should use this after we already have the Kaspersky Internet Security?

    The Anti-Keylogger protection can also do this.

    The product is impressive but do you think I should use it?

    May 12, 2010 at 10:40

  4. Michel

    I am using similar tool that is free. I wonder how it compares to this one. Avinash how about putting it through the same tests:

    http://www.snoopfree.com/PrivacyShield.htm

    And how about Zemana Anti-Logger? I have one license of Zemana Anti-Logger. Can you please do same tests on Zemana Anti-Logger too?

    Best Regards
    Michel

    May 12, 2010 at 10:46

  5. Jaid

    Hi Avinash,

    Nice Review,

    I am just unsure about couple of things. Have you ever used Keyscrambler?

    From what I understand SpyShelter Anti-Keylogger is PRO ACTIVE so it actually prevents a keylogger from capturing your keystrokes by prompting you to block the keylogger.

    And what I understand about Keyscrambler Pro that it encrypts almost everything in the Pro and Premium edition so that if you have a Keylogger on your machine it cant capture anything bit gibberish. is this correct?

    What I’m trying to understand is, do I use one or the other or both?

    Jaid

    May 12, 2010 at 17:21

  6. Bebe

    Jaid, “almost” not sounds very reliable
    Also as you see it do much more than only anti keylogger so it’s not good comparasion, however if someone has paranoid fear from keyloggers can use SpyShelter with other app

    May 13, 2010 at 00:23

    • Jaid

      Bebe,

      I am not paranoid, what i am trying to ask is that can i use both of them together. By the way there are lot of free Anti-Loggers which can protect you from Screen Shot Capture and various other things.

      And IMHO, Anti-Sound Logger is just a way of marketing…nothing more than that. They are really very few examples of Sound Logging case, and i think a good Anti-Malware can protect you from this thing.

      Jaid

      May 13, 2010 at 19:49

  7. Really impressive post..
    I believe SpyShelter is the best anti keylogger.

    May 13, 2010 at 10:51

  8. Ken

    Avinash, could you make a side-by-side comparison of SpyShelter and Zemana AntiLogger? Raymond at raymond.cc rates Zemana as a top class antikeylogger.

    I am in doubt of which one of these two to install…

    May 14, 2010 at 02:54

    • Hi Ken,

      I will try to do the same, but IMHO SpyShelter Pro does have many features than Zemana Anti-Logger.

      Avinash

      May 14, 2010 at 09:26

  9. Bebe

    LOL:

    “are lot of free Anti-Loggers which can protectt you from Screen Shot Capture and various other things” of course but their quality it’s just wasting of computer resources when protection is so weak

    Almost make big difference, biggest power of SS is it’s effeciency and many good modules.

    Don’t be funny just give and example so will be nice to compare in real rests

    May 14, 2010 at 05:48

  10. Jaid

    Bebe,

    I am sure you are unaware of other Anti-Keyloggers. I am not going to ask you to compare SpyShelter with Zemana because both of these Anti-Loggers are the paid one.

    I am sure you have heard about Neo’s SafeKeys, It provides you 100% Keylogger protection with Best possible Screen-Logger protection…It also have Transparency and Auto-hiding feature, which will help you when you drag and drop passwords which makes NSK v3 a breeze to use..

    It also have On-Screen Keyboard, which also protect you from Hardware based loggers.

    So what else you required from a “FREE Version”?

    May 14, 2010 at 09:35

  11. nocommand

    SpyShelter’s anti screenlogger is the best, you can test the HyperSnap and Snagit ,some capture can bypass most anti screenlogger.
    SafeKeys is a ring3 protector, it is very weak, it’s anti screenlogger is just set the window transparency, and the keyword can get by windows message or ReadProcessMemory.
    The others better keylogger and screenlogger protector have PrevxSafeOnline and DefenseWall and SafeCentral.(not all)
    Zemana and Comodo is not Strong at these.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:45

  12. Bebe

    Jaid
    I’m not aware I just hate malware, tested many believe me including only those non popular, for me zemana is enough that not stopping kernel mode loggers and screen methods’s from SpyShelter anti test. Read test there of SS to see power: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1651141&postcount=25

    Sorry but I’m afraid you comparing there slightly other products what is best possible screen logger protection, I tessed many capture tools and was bypassed while SpyShelter blocked them all.

    This discussion doesn’t make sense when you compare apple to orange.

    May 14, 2010 at 19:44

  13. Quar

    Dear Avinash,

    Many thank for this wonderful explanation about SpyShelter AntiLogger. Me and my friend really enjoyed reading it! We both learn a lot from your suggestions…

    It would be great if you can review Zemana Anti-Logger too.

    May 14, 2010 at 21:23

  14. App2010

    I placed this product on a “dummy” computer, I then put it to the full test of what it is said, that it would do, I threw every thing at it, that I could think of.

    And I am very happy to report that SpyShelter passed all the test.

    By the way, nice review Avinash !! Keep the good work on.

    May 14, 2010 at 21:55

  15. Lika

    thank you!and i use Protemac KeyBag.

    May 27, 2010 at 16:32

  16. Zemana AntiLogger is alot better then SpyShelter. SpyShelter is just plain anoying when it does not need to be. Zemana uses a more complex way of determining if a program is digitally signed etc and what parts of your computer its trying to hook.

    June 9, 2010 at 07:35

    • Bajobongo

      lol don’t make me funny, zemana is much less effecient, it cannot block old keyloggers like IKS, it’s HIPS capabilities also worse than in spyhshelter run some HIPS tester e.g. clt, SpyShelter now has also installer mode and advanced auto allow, and finally It’s FREE, this is just absolute master of anti spy program.
      Ps. It supports 64 bit systems which is the best advantage IMHO

      July 23, 2010 at 19:15

  17. Zeronno

    Zemana is good for newbies only because does not have good protection against kernel mode loggers.

    July 8, 2010 at 13:02

  18. dereck

    This program is outstanding, first time I used 2.0 but now is 1000 miles away, best anti spy!

    July 24, 2010 at 17:04

  19. hi,
    thanks dear, it is a nice review. I will try to do the same.
    thank you so much.

    Thanks

    August 17, 2010 at 13:58

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