Most antivirus programs identify KeyLogger.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.ABCKeyLog.a or not-a-virus:Monitor.Win32.HomeKeyLogger.170, and Symantec identifies it as Spyware.ABCKeylogger or Spyware.HomeKeyLogger.
The KeyLogger.exe file is a software component of Home Key Logger, Free Edition by KMiNT21 Software.
Home Keylogger is used for recording all keystrokes made on a keyboard. The program is able to work in stealth mode but can also be made visible by pressing a combination of keys. Features include presentation of recorded data in a readable format and logging times for each event.
KeyLogger stands for Home Key Logger
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The process known as Home Key Logger, Free Edition belongs to software KeyLogger or Home Key Logger, Free Edition by Eltima Software (www.eltima.com) or KMiNT21 Software (www.kmint21.com) or Home-Use.
Description: KeyLogger.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. KeyLogger.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\.
The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 4,896,417 bytes.
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. KeyLogger.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If KeyLogger.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows, the security rating is 24% dangerous. The file size is 28,160 bytes. The program has a visible window. KeyLogger.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. It is not a Windows system file.
If KeyLogger.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 58% dangerous. The file size is 598,016 bytes. The file is not a Windows core file. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). KeyLogger.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself.
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Important: You should check the KeyLogger.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active KeyLogger process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the KeyLogger.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.