Keylogger Detector freeware for Windows 10/8/7

Malware today, is well capable of installing keyloggers and recording every keystroke you make on your computer, and can well jeopardize your financial details like passwords, credit card numbers and so on. Although these days most antivirus or security software include keylogger detection protection, KL Detector, Zemana AntiLogger Free and KeyScrambler Personal Free are some of the free keylogger detector software for Windows. If you have WinPatrol installed, it too includes keylogger detection.

Keylogger Detector freeware

If you think someone may have installed a keylogger on your computer to spy on you, you can check out KL Detector, a free keylogger detector freeware for Windows 10/8/7.

keylogger detector

KL-Detector is a portable freeware that will help you detect if any keylogger or monitoring software is installed on your Windows computer. Mind you, this keylogger detector freeware will only tell if you any keylogger software is installed on your computer – it will not remove the keylogger – you will have to do it yourself. Moreover, it cannot detect hardware keyloggers – no software can!

KL-Detector works by scanning your local hard disk for any log file created during the monitoring process. Most keyloggers will eventually save the recorded data into a location in the hard disk. KL-Detector will inform you of such a log file.

To get best results, you will have to terminate your visible running programs including you antivirus, files, and folders. Once this is done, and the keylogger detector freeware starts monitoring, you will be asked to write anything in Notepad, or in fact do anything which involves the use of your keyboard.

KL Detector will then monitor your hard disk for a newly created log file. This is because keyloggers usually note down your keyboard activities in a log file and save them. If any newly generated log file is created, the color of the program icon will change. If after 15 minutes or so, if the color does not change, it means that the keylogger detector freeware could not detect any newly generated log file. While this cannot be said to be fool-proof, it would normally indicate that your computer is free from a keylogger.   You can use KL-Detector to detect keyloggers in public computer before you enter your password, credit card information and so on.

KL-Detector free download

You can download the keylogger detector freeware from here.

There are more!

  1. An anti-keylogger software like Zemana AntiLogger Free will encrypt every keystroke of yours and deliver the decrypted data directly where you are typing it.
  2. KeyScrambler Personal Free encrypts keystrokes in a browser.
  3. You may also want to check out KeyScrambler Personal Free which encrypts keystrokes in a browser.
  4. SpyShelter Personal Free is another tool that may interest you.
  5. Oxynger KeyShield Anti-Keylogger protects your sensitive data like credit card details, bank passwords, personal information, etc. from being hacked by keyloggers.
  6. Ghostpress is a portable Keylogger detector freeware that hides and manipulates all your keystrokes on a low level so that any keylogging software will not be able to capture them.
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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Dan

    Mr. khanse is absolutely correct about Zemana antikeylogger (in his article’s concluding line); Zemana scores very high in MRG-Effitas tests for such software, and on my 64 bit Windows 7 Home Premium produces nothing but encrypted gibberish on EVERY type of keylogger I’ve tested.

  2. Ed

    From the KL-Detect keylogger website:

    “KL-Detector v1.3
    Free keylogger
    detection for your Windows system!

    For Windows 2000 and Windows XP.
    Windows 95/98/Me is not supported. Sorry.”

    Now, maybe this will run on Vista/7/8 , but if this website has not been updated since the Windows XP days how accurate is the software …… really? Keyloggers, rootkits and such are re written and improved upon every day, how accurate can this software really be?
    Seems to me that this software will take up nothing but HD space, Zemana is a MUCH better anti keylogging software, is is always being updated, not like KL, looks like the site hasn’t been updated in a VERY long time

  3. Ed

    I see we are recycling article now? My comment from below still stands.

  4. Nope. It is still dated 2103. It wasn’t recycled at all!

  5. YupYoureRight

    So does this work on windows 7 or not? Are there any comparable programs that detect keyloggers?

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