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[quote=bellgamin] This IS a K-meleon topic. Please be patient with me while I set the stage. [u]An infection by malware[/u] -- viruses, trojans, worms, etc -- is very INCONVENIENT. In a worst case scenario, you might even have to format your HD & reinstall the OS & your apps. (Hopefully, you use disk imaging software, so all you would need to do is restore a clean image.) [u]A keylogger[/u], on the other hand, can be an out & out DISASTER inasmuch as it can leak your private information (passwords, SSN, banking data etc), and -- worst yet -- can usually do so without your being aware of that leak. [u]Therefore[/u] protection from keyloggers is equally or MUCH more important than protection from other types of malware. [b]Here are some ways to protect against keyloggers while using K-mel...[/b] 1- Install Zemana Antilogger. At the moment it is FREE at.... http://www.softpedia.com/get/Security/Keylogger-Monitoring/Zemana-AntiLogger.shtml 2- Install the free version of Sandboxie and configure it so that NOTHING is allowed to connect out except K-mel. Thus, a keylogger might get into your computer's pants, but it won't be able to do ANYTHING with any information it steals. If it can't connect out, it can't call home. Sandboxie is at... http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?DownloadSandboxie NOTE: A tutorial for configuring Sandboxie to restrict internet connections is at... http://www.sandboxie.com/index.php?RestrictionsSettings#internet 3- You can also set your firewall or HIPS so as to restrict outbound connections. If you do it right, you can disable any keylogger's ability to call home with stolen information. 3a- A good free firewall for restricting outbound connections is OnlineArmor at... http://www.tallemu.com/products-online-armor-free.php 3b- Threatfire is a good free HIPS (behavior blocker) for restricting outbound connections. Get it at... http://www.threatfire.com/download/ 4- Another good & free app for protection from keyloggers is KeePass password manager. Get it at... http://keepass.info/ NOTE: To protect from keyloggers, use KeePass's "Two channel Auto-Type obfuscation". I suggest using KeePass [u]in addition to[/u] one of the above preventive measures. Aloha in the Messiah, W.P.T. (Bill) Bellgamin[/quote]
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