Are Trojans that, upon execution, log every keystroke or activity in a system. Although similar to third-party parenting/monitoring software, some malware actually employ the same technique to gather valuable data from unsuspecting users.
have the ability to record all keystrokes on a computer. Therefore they can record instant messages, emails and anything that has been typed on a computer. Third parties may view this information and gain access to private information.
Also known as 'key loggers' or 'keystroke loggers', these are programs that run in the background on your computer and are capable of recording every keystroke you make on your keyboard. Keyloggers can store information, which could very well include personal details and passwords that you have typed into your computer, such that it can later be retrieved by third-parties.