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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


1. What is Hardware KeyLogger and how does it work?

2. How does it generate a menu in my word processor without any software installed?

3. How do I retrieve the keystrokes?

4. Can I tell between a normal keyboard and a Hardware KeyLogger Keyboard Edition without knowing the password?

5. What keyboards are you using for the Hardware KeyLogger Keyboard Edition?

6. Is there a way to tell if a keyboard is a Hardware KeyLogger Keyboard Edition? Will software scanning work?

7. I have an old computer, the log download always stops in the middle. What can I do?

8. The Hardware KeyLogger menu certainly has a lot of choices. Do you have a page that describes in detail how to use each menu option?

9. What happens if keystroke log fills up?

10. Can the Hardware KeyLogger be discovered by a special software?

11. Does the Hardware KeyLogger work on laptops?

12. Does the Hardware KeyLogger work on a USB keyboard?

13. A note about DELL laptops

14. Will Windows XP (or any other OS) recognize Hardware KeyLogger as a new hardware that was installed?

15. You indicate that the hardware does not require ANY software whatsoever. Is that true? Not even a driver? That seems a little far-fetched.

16. Does the chip interfere with keyboard performance while gaming?

1. What is Hardware KeyLogger and how does it work?

Hardware KeyLogger is a tiny circuit board that is connected in between the computer and the keyboard. It has its own flash memory to store all the keystrokes.

2. How does it generate a menu in my word processor without any software installed?

Hardware KeyLogger generates a menu by simulating keystroke typing. The computer thinks that you are typing while actually the Hardware KeyLogger is doing the job! 

3. How do I retrieve the keystrokes?

You can retrieve the keystrokes by typing your password in any word processor such as Notepad. There are detailed instructions here>>>  

4. Can I tell between a normal keyboard and a Hardware KeyLogger Keyboard Edition without knowing the password?

No, you cannot. We use off-the-shelf keyboards from major keyboard manufacturers, then convert it into the Hardware KeyLogger Keyboard Edition by embedding our tiny Hardware KeyLogger chip into it. And we don't mark the keyboard in anyway. Even we cannot tell the difference unless we open the keyboard.

5. What keyboards are you using for the Hardware KeyLogger Keyboard Edition?

For brand-name keyboards, we are using keyboards from major manufacturers including Dell, IBM, HP, Compaq, Microsoft and Logitech. For generic keyboards, we may use any keyboard on the market. Click here for more info>>>

6. Is there a way to tell if a keyboard is a Hardware KeyLogger Keyboard Edition? Will software scanning work?

No, unless you open up the keyboard and know what to look for. Software scanning won't work. 

7. I have an old computer, the log download always stops in the middle. What can I do?

You can set "7 - adjust playback speed" to "Normal" or "Slow". Most modern computers can accept the default "Fast" playback speed. However, if you have a computer that is several years old, and you are getting a lot of "mistyped" words, try adjusting the playback speed down. The older computers don't believe that you can type 300 characters per second. :-)

8. The Hardware KeyLogger menu certainly has a lot of choices. Do you have a page that describes in detail how to use each menu option?

Yes, of course! Please go to this page>>>

9. What happens if keystroke log fills up?

The most recent keystrokes are preserved, the oldest keystrokes are overwritten. For example, the 2 Meg models stores 2,000,000+ keystrokes. When the flash memory is full, it will overwrite the oldest keystrokes gradually with the newest ones. In this manner, it stores the most recent 2 million keystrokes. 

10. Can the Hardware KeyLogger be discovered by a special software?

No. Installation of the Hardware KeyLogger does not affect the computer operation in any way. It does not use any of your computer memory. It's impossible to discover the existence of Hardware KeyLogger with a software program. 

11. Does the Hardware KeyLogger work on laptops?

It will work if you use an external keyboard. The keystrokes typed on the laptop's built-in keyboard will not be recorded. We recommend our Invisible KeyLogger Stealth software if you use a laptop.

12. Does the Hardware KeyLogger work on a USB keyboard?

Currently no. The Hardware KeyLogger works on the normal PS/2 keyboards (small round plug), and the older AT-style keyboards (larger round plug, requires adapters). If you are unsure what type of keyboard that you have, check the plug at the end of your keyboard cable. If it's round, then the Hardware KeyLogger will work. 

13. A note about DELL laptops

Some late models of DELL laptops cannot playback the keystrokes although the recording function works fine. 
The symptom is that when you enter the password in a word processor, some garbage characters will appear and the menu will not be displayed. It seems DELL did not implement the full PS/2 hardware interface standard on these laptops. The Hardware KeyLogger's keystroke recording is still working correctly on these laptops however. You just need to connect the keylogger to a different computer to access the menu and playback the recorded keystrokes.
So far we have not seen similar problems with other brands of laptops.

14. Will Windows XP (or any other OS) recognize Hardware KeyLogger as a new hardware that was installed?

No. The Hardware KeyLogger installs totally transparently. The operating systems will not know it's there. Hardware KeyLogger does not use any resources from the OS and there is no software driver needed. The installation is the simplest form of plug-n-play. You plugs it in, and it's working. No operating system or software will ever know it's there.

15. You indicate that the hardware does not require ANY software whatsoever. Is that true? Not even a driver? That seems a little far-fetched.

The Hardware KeyLogger indeed doesn't require any software to work, not even a driver. It's like a portion of your keyboard circuit, which has nothing to do with your computer operating system. So just relax and enjoy. :)

16. Does the chip interfere with keyboard performance while gaming?

No, not at all. The electric current passes thru the keylogger in the speed of light, you probably won't be able to tell the difference when light travels a couple more inches. :-)

 

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