How to Find Keylogger Spyware Hidden on Your Computer

By Techwalla Contributor

Keylogger spyware can be really dangerous, allowing people to access your passwords and usernames. This is one of the easiest ways for people to gain access to your personal information. You should never download anything from a source which is unreputable. Sometimes however, it is impossible to avoid, especially on Windows machines running Internet Explorer. Following the simple steps below, you can find and eradicate keylogger spyware.

Things You'll Need

  • Spybot Search and Destroy

Step 1

Go to and download a copy of Spybot by following the instructions on their website. This is a free program which makes it good to find out if a keylogger spyware program is hidden on your computer.

Step 2

Go to your Downloads Folder and locate the file called spybotsd162.exe. The numbers may vary, depending on which version of Spybot you have downloaded to find a keylogger spyware hidden on your PC.

Step 3

Double click on the file to start the installation process. You should be stepped through this in an installation wizard.

Step 4

Run Spybot Search and Destroy to find hidden keylogger spyware on your computer. It will open up a Wizard which guides you through setting it up. Follow the instructions and you will be through the Wizard in no time.

Step 5

Now click on the big icon for Scans, and wait while Spybot Search and Destroy hunts down keylogger spyware and other malicious software on your computer.

Step 6

The results will display listings in red and green. Green entries are non-critical, they are simply files which track what your computer has done. They are not malicious but can be safely removed.

Step 7

If you don't want to sift through the list you can simply select the option was say remove all and this will also find and remove keylogger spyware on your computer.

Tips & Warnings

  • Spybot needs to be run regularly and updated regularly or it cannot protect you from keylogger spyware.
  • There are other programs available to find keylogger spyware, but Spybot works as an anti-virus program as well while being free.