How to check if you have a keylogger installed?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MiataMac, May 14, 2009.

  1. MiataMac macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2008
    In Denmark there's an article out that a poker player was cheated for lots of money, because his opponent managed to install some kind of keylogger software on his computer (windows), by physically being around it, that allowed him to also view his poker pocketcards (screenshots I suppose).

    How do you check to make sure that you don't have a keylogger or similar, installed on your Mac?

    I know you can just make sure not to leave your Mac alone etc., but since there's alot of money involved in online poker, it's nice to be sure once in a while, that you're safe...
  2. aicul macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2007
    no cars, only boats
    some would recommend not to play money games on-line

    truthfully, I have never heard of a keylogger for osx, but technically it is feasible if one has access to a priviliged account.
  3. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2008
    St. Louis, MO
    Highly doubt you have one, but for your own comfort you can use Little Snitch ( to watch traffic on your mac, and block what you don't want. As far as removing if you have one, you need to find out where it is stored, and delete it. :D
  4. redwarrior macrumors 603


    Apr 7, 2008
    in the Dawg house
    There are keylogger detection software apps out there. I used one once and it worked great. It's been a while though, and I can't seem to find it. If you google "keylogger detectors OS X" or some deviation, you'll eventually find one.
  5. MiataMac thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2008
    Thanks for the comments. I'll give Little Snitch a try and see if Google can come up with some "keylogger detectors" :)
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

    Jethryn Freyman

    Aug 9, 2007
    The most popular OS X keylogger is logKext.

    iAntiVirus can pick it up, as well as a few other Mac keyloggers.

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