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How KEYKatcher Key Loggers Work:
The KEYKatcher keystroke recorder is a powerful tool which
provides valuable information about computer activities. It is very simple to
install and use.
KEYKatcher key loggers resemble a standard connector but
inside this key logger is a microcontroller and a FLASH memory. The
microcontroller interprets the keystrokes as they are typed and stores them in
the FLASH memory (for later review).
Installation: To install the KEYKatcher
all you need to do is plug it in between your keyboard cable and your computer
(see image). The KEYKatcher is ready to record the instant you plug it in.
Heat-shrink tubing is provided with each KEYKatcher so that you may attach the
unit to the keyboard cable creating a tamper-evident seal which cannot be
removed without your knowledge.
Retrieving Data: When you want to see
what's been recorded, simply open any word processing program (Microsoft WordPad
recommended) and type in your password. As soon as your password has been
correctly entered, a menu will be displayed on the screen. The menu gives you
several options, including: view memory, keyword search, and NETPatrol.
General Use: Applications range from
parental monitoring to business investigations to computer forensics. The
KEYKatcher works with any PC operating system. Since it stores keystrokes in a
FLASH memory, you can record on one computer, unplug it, then read it out on
another computer. This also means that no data will be lost in the event of a
power outage, which makes the KEYKatcher a great backup device. When you're
ready to see what the KEYKatcher has recorded, open your word processor, type in
your password, then choose the 'view memory' option. The KEYKatcher will 'play
back' every keystroke that's been recorded. If you're concerned with internet
usage, use the NETPatrol search function to identify all web addresses that were
Frequently Asked Questions:
Won't my children/employees just unplug the device? No. Not
if you have installed the tamper-proof seal (heat-shrink tubing) which is
shipped with each device.
Does the KEYKatcher work on a USB keyboard? No. It only works
on PS/2 keyboards. Older PC's which use the 5-pin DIN connector require an
adapter set. There is no adapter set which will allow USB operation.
How can I save the information that I have read out? Once the
information has been dumped into your word processor/text editor, save it as you
would any other file.
Why are some characters not stored, such as Control
characters? When the device is being read out, the characters are coming to the
computer just as if you had typed them. If the actual control character was sent
to the computer, it might trigger undesired events to occur within the host
program. These characters could be sent to the computer in a different form, but
would be of little use for the applications this product is designed for.
Could this device be used to restore a spreadsheet lost due
to a power outage/system lock-up? No. Many characters, such as up arrow, down
arrow, page up, and page down are not stored. Trying to re-play the key sequence
inside of a spreadsheet would lose most of the formatting information.
Why is the device not recording? The device has the recording
disabled, or the memory is full. To resolve this situation, either the recording
needs to be enabled through the menu options, or the device needs to be erased
through the menu options.
Why is my keyboard not working (characters do not appear on
screen)? The KEYKatcher device is not fully plugged in.
Why is nothing happening when I type the password? This could
be due to many reasons. (1) The password was not typed correctly; (2) There is
not a host program running (i.e. WordPad) (3) The password was not typed in
sequence with no mistakes and no backspaces.
How can I type in the password if I have made a mistake? Just
start typing the password in from the beginning. It is not necessary to
backspace over the error. Just start typing the password again, beginning with
the first character.
Will the KEYKatcher work if I plug it into the mouse port?
No. The KEYKatcher will only work if it is plugged into the keyboard port. The
keyboard and mouse port have the same connector, which can cause confusion. The
keyboard port is generally labeled with a picture of a keyboard and/or an orange
After selecting "View Memory", is there any way to stop the
full memory dump from occurring? No. If you really NEED to stop the KEYKatcher
from dumping its memory contents, unplug it from the back of the computer, and
re-insert it. It will not continue to send characters after it is re-inserted.
What happens when the memory fills up? The KEYKatcher will
stop recording. It will not begin recording again until the memory has been
erased (memory is erased through menu options). If you never check the device,
you are not really monitoring activity.
Why won't it work on an European (QWERTZ) keyboard? The keys
are re-mapped, so you must use the default password of 'kezkatch'.
Why won't it work on a French (AZERTY) keyboard? The keys are
re-mapped, so you must use the default password of 'keykqtch'. The Original
Hardware Key logger - No Software to install!
This Agreement is between Allen Concepts, Inc. ("ACI") and you, the user or
installer of the KEYKatcher keystroke recording device (the "Device"). Your
installation or use of the Device indicates your consent to all of the terms of
this Agreement. If you do not agree to any term of this Agreement, do not
install the Device. Return the bag unopened to the place of purchase for full
The Device was designed and is to be used solely for parents to monitor what
their children are doing on the computer and for businesses to monitor what
their employees are doing on the computer (the "Permissible Uses").
The Device may not be used to violate the privacy rights of others, or to access
or intercept electronic communications in violation of wiretap statutes, or to
violate company regulations ("Impermissible Uses"). Impermissible Uses include,
but are not limited to the following acts: retrieval of credit card information,
passwords, personal and/or medical information, confidential and/or proprietary
information, or trade secrets. Privacy and wiretapping laws change from time to
time and vary from state to state. It is your responsibility to ensure that you
are in compliance with federal, state, and local laws.
MUST POST NOTICE of MONITORING
If anyone other than you will be using the computer on which the Device is
installed, you agree to post a notice visible to each user of the computer to
the effect that (i) activities on this system may be monitored and recorded and
(ii) that anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is
advised that if such monitoring reveals possible evidence of unauthorized or
criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to company or law enforcement
SERIAL NUMBER FOR INVESTIGATING ILLEGAL ACTS
A unique serial number may be electronically stored in the Device to aid company
and law enforcement officials in the investigation of any unauthorized or
illegal acts that may be committed with the Device. You agree to permit ACI to
assist these officials by providing serial number and sales information as
necessary in the course of the investigation. ACI may request the assistance of
its distributors and customers in providing information relating to the serial
numbers of such Device(s), and you agree to cooperate with such requests.
The Device contains software and firmware instructions (the "Program") on the
internal microcontroller. The Device and Program are protected by copyright and
other intellectual property laws. ACI hereby grants you the right to: a) use the
Program for the Permissible Uses in the United States for as long as you own the
b) view, copy, print and distribute copies of the information provided by the
Device provided (1) the information is used for informational purposes only; and
(2) any copy of the information (or portion thereof) includes the following
copyright notice: (c)2000, Allen Concepts, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This
license is limited to the rights above. Therefore, you are expressly prohibited
from taking any other action with the Device, including but not limited to:a)
modify, reverse engineer, de-compile or disassemble the Device or the Program;
b) make any attempts to defeat the code protection which is in place on the
c) make any attempts to read or copy the Program;
d) attempt to cut open the casing around the Device;
e) rent, lease, lend, or sublicense the Device to others;
f) transfer your rights to another, unless the recipient agrees to the terms of
ACI warrants that the Device, if provided by ACI, is free from defects in
material and workmanship and for ninety (30) days from the date of original
purchase of the Device, provided the Device was not subject to accident, abuse,
or improper use.
THIS IS A LIMITED WARRANTY AND ALL OTHER WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. ACI'S SOLE
LIABILITY FOR ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTY SHALL BE, IN ACI'S SOLE DISCRETION: (i)
TO REPAIR OR REPLACE YOUR DEVICE.
ACI will honor this warranty only if you inform ACI of your problem with the
Device during the applicable warranty period and promptly provide evidence of
the date the Device was originally purchased. This warranty is void if you
violate the terms of this Agreement.
To invoke the warranty, complete the warranty form found in the back of the
Operating Manual or at www.keykatcher.com. Send the completed warranty form, the
defective device, and a copy of the purchase receipt or other evidence of the
purchase date to: ACI, 1900 W. Chandler Blvd., Suite 15-264, and Chandler, AZ
85224. Include your name, address, and telephone number. ACI will repair or
replace the device and return it to you. If the device is working properly and
the password stored inside the Device does not match the password provided on
the Warranty Form, you will be charged $10 for resetting the password. The
Device will be returned to you along with the new password.
If you have forgotten your password, send the Device to: ACI, 1900 W. Chandler
Blvd., Suite 15-264, Chandler, AZ 85224. Include your name, address, and
telephone number. ACI will reset your password and charge you $10 for this
service. The Device will be returned to you along with the new
You agree to defend, indemnify, save and hold ACI harmless from any and all
claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses including direct, indirect,
incidental or consequential damages and reasonable attorney's fees resulting
from the Device, including loss of business or profit.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER TORT, CONTRACT, OR
OTHERWISE, SHALL ACI OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR RESELLERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER
PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY
CHARACTER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR VIOLATION OF THE RIGHT TO
PRIVACY, VIOLATION OF WIRETAPPING STATUTES, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE,
COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY AND ALL OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR
LOSSES. IN NO EVENT WILL ACI BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE PURCHASE
PRICE, EVEN IF ACI SHALL HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES,
OR FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY THIRD PARTY.
You may not export or re-export the Device or the Program (i) into (or to a
national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, North Korea, Iran, Syria or
any other country to which the U.S. has embargoed goods; or (ii) to anyone on
the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the
U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders.
This Agreement shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the United
States and the State of Arizona, except for conflict of laws provisions. The
parties agree that for any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in
connection with this Agreement, venue and personal jurisdiction shall be in the
federal or state court with competent jurisdiction located in Maricopa Country,
The provisions of this Agreement will be deemed severable, and the invalidity or
unenforceability of any provision will not affect the validity or enforceability
of another provision hereof.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding between the
parties and may be amended only by a writing executed by both parties.
All Materials are the property of Allen Concepts, Inc Copyright 2000 Allen
Concepts, Inc. All Rights Reserved.