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Should I remove KeyScrambler?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,428
United States Rank #2,366
Reach 0.2986%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.41 days
395.69 days >
Average installed length: 207.91 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.8.2.3 0.02%
3.8.2.2 0.07%
3.8.2.1 0.02%
3.8.2.0 5.73%
3.8.1.0 2.60%
3.8.0.2 0.02%
3.8.0.0 1.03%
3.7.0.0 2.43%
3.6.0.5 0.14%
3.6.0.12 0.02%
3.6.0.1 0.02%
3.6.0.0 7.57%
3.5.0.0 6.73%
3.4.0.9 0.21%
3.4.0.8 0.02%
3.4.0.4 3.34%
3.4.0.2 7.06%
3.4.0.1 0.05%
3.4.0.0 0.36%
3.3.0.5 0.05%
3.3.0.4 0.29%
3.3.0.0 17.85%
3.2.0.3 11.98%
3.2.0.2 0.29%
3.2.0.1 0.12%
3.2.0.0 0.17%
3.1.0.0 9.47%
3.0.2.1 7.02%
3.0.1.0 0.02%
3.0.0.0 0.36%
2.9.3.0 4.22%
2.9.2.0 2.08%
2.9.1.0 1.86%
2.9.0.2 0.05%
2.9.0.1 0.88%
2.9.0.0 0.07%
2.8.2.0 0.84%
2.8.1.0 0.69%
2.8.0.1 0.60%

KeyScrambler

What is KeyScrambler?  (from QFX Software)

An unrivaled tool of Internet information security for businesses and individuals alike, KeyScrambler Premium protects users' privacy in 200+ essential apps against keyloggers and keylogging malware. KeyScrambler adopts an effective preventive approach to protecting the user's private information by encrypting user key...  Read more

Overview

KeyScrambler is a software program developed by QFX Software. The most common release is 3.3.0.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named KeyScramblerIE.dll. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 4.22 MB (4,425,904 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 48% of users of KeyScrambler come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qfxsoftware.com
Help link: www.qfxsoftware.com/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\keyscrambler
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 4.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by KeyScrambler

Program module:KeyScramblerIE.dll
Name:KeyScrambler
KeyScrambler Program DLL
Path:C:\Program Files\keyscrambler\KeyScramblerIE.dll
MD5:e305508e89eca10220a88c3df7f20230
Additional files:
  • KeyScramblerLogon.dll - KeyScrambler Logon Module
  • keyscrambler.sys - KeyScrambler (R) (KeyScrambler Keyboard Encryption Driver)
  • KeyScrambler.exe - KeyScrambler
  • KeyScramblerIE.dll - KeyScrambler Program DLL
  • KeyScramblerLogon.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - KeyScrambler Setup
  • DriverInstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • KeyScramblerIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'KeyScramblerBHO Class' with the class of {2B9F5787-88A5-4945-90E7-C4B18563BC5E}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • KeyScramblerIE.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {5C106A59-CC3C-4caa-81A4-6D909B5ACE23}.
Scheduled Task
  • KeyScrambler.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CB534EC9-BE53-4BC8-9FFF-45CFB01C7C77}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • KeyScrambler.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named KeyScrambler.
Startup File (User Run)
  • KeyScrambler.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'KeyScrambler' and executes as C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\KeyScrambler.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • KeyScrambler.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'KeyScrambler' which loads as C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\keyscrambler.exe /a.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Uninstall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\Uninstall.exe'.
  • KeyScrambler.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\KeyScrambler\KeyScrambler.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

KeyScrambler.exe
Memory:7.68 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0016517546%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00096660%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00068515%
0.015104% average

How do I remove KeyScrambler?

Quickly and completely remove KeyScrambler from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall KeyScrambler from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program KeyScrambler, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove KeyScrambler.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by KeyScrambler you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,428

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.42%
Windows 8 24.87%
Windows XP 7.96%
Windows Vista 6.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.02%
Windows 7 Professional 9.78%
Windows 8.1 8.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.98%
  France 9.10%
  United Kingdom 7.18%
  Germany 6.15%
  Canada 4.09%
  Australia 2.41%
  Italy 1.76%
  Saudi Arabia 1.76%
  Belgium 1.46%
  MA 1.27%
  DZ 0.91%
  Egypt 0.91%
  India 0.91%
  Poland 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.13%
Dell 22.19%
Acer 17.60%
Toshiba 9.86%
ASUS 9.44%
GIGABYTE 7.91%
Lenovo 2.94%
Intel 2.53%
American Megatrends 1.49%
Samsung 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.53%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.53%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.72%
ASUS All Series 2.32%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.86%

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