Running Windows XP. I control Administrator Account, 3 other users have limited accounts. Have changed Password to access internet but am 99% sure my son(limited account user) who is studying A level IT has somehow got around this. Can anyone tell me how he might have done this - in simple terms please!
All keystroke loggers are capable of recording inputs through the on-screen keyboard. This is because the on-screen keyboard's inputs go through the same route as a regular keyboard's inputs and get recorded in exactly the same way. Some people say that the on-screen keyboard provides protection, but it's a myth.
Just logged back on. Interesting responses to my question! Sorry may have been misleading - not only concerned about password for internet access but also multiple other passwords on computer such as bank accounts. Notice when I do a search on files and folders, two files come up Debug and Passwd - would these be generated by a keystroke logger? Are any other filenames indicative of keystroke logging?
...but your question is still unclear. Unless it's just an academic question, can you explain the problem properly? it seems a bit mean to disallow your son full access - after all, he may need some intense info for his studies. Or do you suspect him of something nefarious?? If that's the case, you are at the wrong site!
This is developing into a thread more suitable to a problem page than a computer forum! Believe me guys I would not be asking this question unless I was genuinely concerned. I believe the keystroke logger link may have helped to answer my problem by revealing a high risk infection so thanks ade.h. I'll post another message in due course if I need more advice.