SuperKeys is not Spyware!!!
SuperKeys Controversy Resolved
September 9, 2005.
After SuperKeys was being incorrectly flagged
as spyware by a couple poor-quality anti-spyware programs, for the
first time in the history of Vellosoft, we had one of our beloved
programs pulled from download.com.
We knew we were innocent, we knew the anti-spyware
programs were wrong, and we had faith that it could all be resolved
with a proper explanation. We knew our love for download.com was
not misplaced when they heard our case, validated what we were saying,
and vindicated us by relisting our beloved little program.
Here's an explanation of the controversy from
the SuperKeys Help file . . .
There is no spyware included with SuperKeys.
Zip. Zilch. Nada. None. Trust me, I hate spyware as much as you
Unfortunately, it seems the harmless ActiveX control
SuperKeys uses to scan the keyboard has been taken and is also being
used by some evil little people who write their evil little keyloggers,
in a program called Second Sight that attempts to record and send
your data out over the Internet. Because of this, some anti-spyware
utilities out there are now registering false positives for SuperKeys
being the Second Sight keylogger. The files in question are: KbdMonitor.exp,
KbdMonitor.lib, KbdMonitor.ocx and KTKbdHk3.dll. These files are
nothing more than a tool to scan your keyboard, and like any tool,
they can be used for both good and bad. In our case, we use them
to help SuperKeys Supercharge your Keyboard!
If you are scanning your system for spyware, make
sure you look closely at the files you are about to remove. If you
remove any of those four files, SuperKeys will stop working properly.
Don't worry, however, the fix is very simple, just re-install the
software and realize that if your anti-spyware software is registering
a false positive on these files, you must uncheck these files so
they're not removed. I'd also appreciate it very much if you would
let the maker of your anti-spyware program understand that they
are doing a great disservice by targeting an innocent tool and not
the malicious part of Second Sight's code that actually tries to
send out your information over the Internet.
I can understand your concern, so if you're still
not sure as to whether you should take my word for it or whether
you should believe your anti-spyware program, there's a very simple
test you can try. The purpose of a keylogger is to record and send
your information out over the Internet. You can verify that SuperKeys
is not a keylogger by watching your Internet connection and / or
monitoring your connection through a firewall program. You'll notice
that SuperKeys never tries to access the Internet.
SuperKeys 5.3 Today! It's totally free of spyware and it's totally
free of charge (although a simple $10 donation is always appreciated.)
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