Virtual Keyboard is good against keylogger, however, keylogger is a thing of the past as it works on a system that doesn’t have antivirus. With today’s internet, keystrokes can be intercepted via public wifi or via unsecured websites.
When to use a virtual keyboard? When you are using a public wifi, in a cybercafe or performing an online banking transaction. Why and what’s the difference? A virtual keyboard does not send the same signal as a physical keyboard, meaning to say, it is impossible for a keylogger to intercept what the keystrokes are, thus making it hard for the hacker to know what you are typing.
↓ 01 – Microsoft On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) | Windows
There are several different kinds of keyboards for PCs. The most common type is a physical, external keyboard that you plug into your PC. But, Windows has a built-in Ease of Access tool called the On-Screen Keyboard (OSK) that can be used instead of a physical keyboard to move around a PC’s screen or enter text. You don’t need a touchscreen to use the OSK. It displays a visual keyboard with all the standard keys, so you can use your mouse or another pointing device to select keys, or use a physical single key or group of keys to cycle through the keys on the screen.
To open the On-Screen Keyboard, Go to Start, then select Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard, and then move the slider under On-Screen Keyboard. A keyboard appears on the screen that can be used to move around the screen and enter text. The keyboard will remain on the screen until you close it.
↓ 02 – Neo’s SafeKeys | Windows
Neo’s SafeKeys is a free program to help protect you against keyloggers and other malware. Neo’s SafeKeys employs many anti-keylogging techniques in order to keep your information and passwords secure from identity theft, bank and credit card theft, Facebook account hacking, World of Warcraft account hacking and more. Features include:
- Great Keylogger protection – the keyboard not used in the creation or transfer of your passwords…ever. Please note that the ‘standard’ drag-drop mechanism is the safest – we suggest you only use the injection mode only if your target program requires it.
- Great Screenlogger protection. NSK 2008 had partial screenlogger protection, but NSK v3 has greatly improved protection against screenloggers.
- Injection Mode. With this, you can use NSK v3 with programs that do not usually accept drag-drop – this means that you can now be protected when entering master passwords for KeePass and Roboform, and when using Opera, Excel and even World of Warcraft.
- Transparency and Auto-hiding when dragging dropping passwords make NSK v3 a breeze to use.
- Adjustable hover entry delay – adjust how long you need to hover over a key, before it registers as a ‘keypress’; from 0.5 secs to 2.5 secs.
↓ 03 – Oxynger KeyShield | Windows
Oxynger KeyShield is a secure, anti-screenshot and free virtual keyboard to protect passwords and other sensitive information from malicious programs and hacking. Oxynger KeyShield protects its keystrokes from keystroke logging, screen logging, mouse logging, clipboard logging and shoulder surfing.
Oxynger KeyShield provides the world’s best protection from keylogging. It is 100% protected against hook based, API based, kernel/driver based and hardware keyloggers. Ordinary anti-keyloggers only protect from some type software keyloggers. But Oxynger KeyShield protect its keystrokes from software and hardware keyloggers.
Oxynger KeyShield is protected from making its screenshots or video. Many modern keyloggers are able to capture screens while entering passwords using a virtual keyboard. It prevents taking its screenshot using screen logging programs and windows print screen function. It is also protected from video recording programs.
↓ 04 – Free Virtual Keyboard | Windows
A free, lightweight, multilingual and finger friendly virtual on-screen keyboard. Free Virtual Keyboard works on any Windows based UMPC with a passive touchscreen (Ultra-mobile PC, Tablet PC and Panel PC). If you spend a lot of time responding to e-mail or jotting down notes on your mobile computer and find your hardware keyboard awkward or too small, a screen software keyboard may be just the improvement you’ve been seeking. This handy keyboard has keys large enough to be typed with the fingertips.
↓ 05 – Apple Virtual Keyboard | macOS
How to activate your on-screen Mac Keyboard in macOSX? The Virtual Keyboard feature of OS X is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a software-based keyboard that can be used as an auxiliary onscreen keyboard to type anything on a Mac. These virtual keys are pressable by clicking on them with a cursor, rather than tapping the physical keys on a hardware keyboard. To turn on the onscreen keyboard:
- Go to the System Preferences panel.
- Select the “International” icon.
- Go to the “Input Menu” tab.
- Select the “Keyboard Viewer”
- You now should have an American flag in your menu bar. …
- You now should have a keyboard on your desktop that displays whatever your press on your keyboard.