We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
5,138 Software Downloads

Oxynger KeyShield 1.1.0

Oxynger KeyShield is a portable virtual keyboard for Windows 7/8 which uses a range of techniques to protect your details from keyloggers and other malware.

If you need to enter a password somewhere, for instance, then all you have to do is launch Oxynger KeyShield, and type your details. They're then sent directly to the application by what the authors call a "very secure communication channel", which keyloggers won't be able to intercept. It would take considerable testing and a very long time to decide the truth of that, but the program did manage to evade two commercial keyloggers we tried, which is a good start.

Some malware might record your mouse movements, too, and try to figure out the password from those. Oxynger KeyShield protects you from that danger by using a random keyboard layout each time.

Could malware capture the KeyShield window, as you click? No, or at least, not easily. We tried Alt+PrtSc and several screen grab programs, and none of these were able to capture anything. (The only way we could get an image for this page was to copy it from the Oxynger website.)

Surprisingly, the program can even protect you from "shoulder surfers", people who stand nearby and read your details as you enter them. In a click or two you're able to reduce the size of the keys, and change the mouse cursor to a near invisible black dot; factor in the random keyboard layout as well, and it's hard to imagine anyone figuring out what you're entering.

Platforms: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows XP
Version: 1.1.0
Licence: Freeware
Manufacturer: Oxynger
Date Added: {ts '2013-10-24 10:52:00'}


IDG UK Sites

5 things we want to see in Android M: New features and fixes

IDG UK Sites

iPad mini 3 release date rumours: 'iPad mini Air' will be 30 percent thinner than current model

IDG UK Sites

Introducing generation tech

IDG UK Sites

This animated film reveals the importance of designing for everyone