KeyScrambler

User Manual & Tutorial

I. Download and Install

To install KeyScrambler, your computer must have Windows 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8 (32-bit or 64-bit); and Internet connection. The total download and installation time: About 1 minute.

Download: Steps 1-5
Note: Before you start downloading, you should close all files currently open on your computer.
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Click the Free Download button on QFX's download page. The link takes you to CNET's download page for KeyScrambler Personal, where you see "Welcome KeyScrambler Personal Users" and the Download Now button.
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If you click on the Alternate Download link, KeyScrambler Personal starts downloading right away.
Note: For Pro or Premium, click the corresponding Download button, and follow the rest of the steps.
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Click the Download Now button on the CNET site. KeyScrambler is downloaded on your computer.
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In Firefox's Downloads folder, right-click KeyScrambler_Setup.exe. The Open menu appears.
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Click Open Containing Folder. The folder, in which the downloaded KeyScrambler file has been saved, opens.
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Double-click the KeyScrambler_Setup.exe file. The KeyScrambler Personal Setup Wizard appears and begins the installation.
Note: In this example, the browser in use is Firefox. Firefox will pop up a small dialog box asking: "Do you want the following program to change your computer?" If you see QFX Software Corporation in the dialog box, click the Yes button.
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Install: Steps 6-8
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Once the KeyScrambler Installer begins to work, all you need to do is follow the simple direction until the installation is completed.
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Click the Next button.
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For KeyScrambler Pro or Premium, a dialog box will open that says: "Please enter your email address and product key."
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Enter the correct info and click OK to continue the installation.
Note: After you've purchased Pro or Premium, please check your email for the Order Confirmation from QFX Software. Your product key is in the order confirmation. Also note: Save your product key in a folder for future use.
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Reboot Now is checked by default. This step is necessary only the first time you install KeyScrambler.
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Click Finish to complete the installation.
Note: You computer shuts down and restarts automatically. The green overlay window and the tray icon of KeyScrambler appear on your computer screen. Once installed, KeyScrambler is on all the time without you having to do anything.
Note: If you are using Windows 7 or 8, at times your KeyScrambler tray icon may be invisible in the tray area. Click the link: How to make the tray icon visible  »
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II. The KeyScrambler User Interface

KeyScrambler's user interface consists of three major parts: 1) the overlay window, 2) the tray icon, and 3) the Options dialog. When you type in a protected app, the overlay window appears on your computer screen so you can see KeyScrambler encrypting your keystrokes live.

When you are not typing, the overlay window fades away in 4 seconds.

1. Overlay Window

The main component of the overlay window is the live display of your keystrokes being encrypted. You see how and when KeyScrambler is working and it gives you peace of mind.

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The KeyScrambler logo.
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The Edition (Premium in this screenshot).
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The real-time display of ongoing keystroke encryption.
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The Options button (which opens the Options dialog).
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The Positions button (which moves the overlay window to any of the six positions on your computer screen).
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2. Tray Icon

The KeyScrambler tray icon is in the tray area at bottom right of your computer screen.

Note: If you are using Windows 7 or 8, at times your KeyScrambler tray icon may be invisible in the tray area. Click the link: How to make the tray icon visible  »

The tray icon changes color to let you know about KeyScrambler's operating status:

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Green when KeyScrambler is active.
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Yellow when KeyScrambler is inactive (This happens when the app in use is not protected by the KeyScrambler Edition you are using).
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Red when KeyScrambler is turned off.
Note: Double-click the tray icon turns KeyScrambler on or off.
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Right-click the tray icon to bring up the mini menu, an easy access to on/off actions and the Options dialog.
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3. Options Dialog

Five tabs in the Options dialog open up to five individual dialog boxes, where you can change some of KeyScrambler's default settings. 3 ways to bring up the OPTIONS dialog »

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The General tab.
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The Display tab.
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The Update tab.
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The Advanced tab.
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The About tab.
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III. KeyScrambler How-tos

You don't have to do anything with KeyScrambler running on your computer, but if you do, most of the actions you can perform in one of the Options dialog boxes, which you can easily access from the overlay window or the tray icon.

1. Bring Up the Options Dialog

There are 3 ways to open the Options dialog:

1) In the overlay window:

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Click the Options button.
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2) In the tray icon:

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Right-click the tray icon. The mini menu opens.
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Click Options.
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3) In the Windows Programs menu:

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Click the Start button. The Windows Programs menu opens.
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Click All Programs. All Programs changes to Back.
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Click KeyScrambler. The folder opens with a list of files.
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Click KeyScrambler Options. The Options dialog opens.
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2. Add Support for East Asian Languages
For KeyScrambler to protect your keyboard entries in Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean, you need to change the default setting to enable protection in the Options dialog.
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Click the Advanced tab.
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Click [blankcheck_icon.gif] before Support East Asian Language Input.
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Click the OK button. KeyScrambler now protects your keystrokes in these languages.
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Distinguish unencrypted keystrokes is a compatibility setting for software that generates keystrokes, such as on-screen keyboards, remote desktop software, etc. When this option is enabled, KeyScrambler will ignore software-generated keystrokes instead of trying to decrypt them. This option does not affect the security of KeyScrambler's encryption.
Note: This option is not compatible with HP notebooks that have the QuickPlay software installed. You should either keep this option unselected or uninstall QuickPlay.
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3. Hide Overlay Window
The default setting is for both the overlay window and the tray icon to appear on your computer screen after installation. If you want to hide either or both you can do so in the Options dialog.
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Click the Display tab.
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Choose the tray icon. [blankboth_icon.gif]changes to [both_icon.gif].
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Click the OK button. The overlay window stops appearing on your computer screen.
Note: Always keep the tray icon visible on your screen. It offers convenience and keeps you informed of KeyScrambler's operating status.
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4. Restore Both the Overlay Window and the Tray Icon on Your Screen
If you've hidden both from sight and you now want them back on your computer screen, you need to go to the Windows Programs menu first.
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Click Start.
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Click All Programs. ( All Programs changes to Back. )
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Click KeyScrambler. The folder opens with a list of files.
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Click KeyScrambler Options. The Options dialog opens.
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Click the Display tab.
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Choose Both. [blankboth_icon.gif] changes to [both_icon.gif].
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Click the OK button. Both the overlay window and the tray icon reappear on your computer screen.
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In this dialog box, you can also change the position of the overlay window on your screen. Choose one of the six listed positions in the Location area. Then click the OK button.
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5. Stop Running Pro or Premium
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Right-click the tray icon. The mini menu opens.
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Click Exit. KeyScrambler stops encrypting your keystrokes.
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6. Resume running Pro or Premium
To resume running KeyScrambler, go to the Windows Programs menu first.
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Click the Start button.
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Click All Programs. All Programs changes to Back.
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Click KeyScrambler. The folder opens with a list of files.
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Click KeyScrambler. KeyScrambler resumes encrypting keystrokes.
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7. Turn KeyScrambler Off
There are 4 ways to turn KeyScrambler off.

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Double-click the tray icon. The tray icon turns red. KeyScrambler is off.

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Right-click the tray icon. The mini menu opens.
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Click KeyScrambler Off. The tray icon turns red.
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3)

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Bring up the Options dialog. The General dialog box opens. 3 ways to bring up the OPTIONS dialog »
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Unselect [checkmark_icon.gif] Enable KeyScrambler Protection.
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Click the OK button.

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You can also press the hot key "Ctrl+Shift+K" to toggle.
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Start KeyScrambler When Windows Starts is a function that should stay enabled at all times (default setting).
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8. Uninstall KeyScrambler
To uninstall KeyScrambler, go to the Windows Programs menu.
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Click the Start button.
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Click All Programs. All Programs changes to Back.
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Click KeyScrambler. The folder opens with a list of files.
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Choose Uninstall KeyScrambler. KeyScrambler program files are deleted from your computer.
Note: To Reinstall KeyScrambler, repeat the steps in Download and Install KeyScrambler ».
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Please write to QFX Software Support for all installation-related questions. We'll be glad to answer any questions you have about our services and products. For troubleshooting tips, go to FAQs for KS for Windows

For Business
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Both KeyScrambler Pro and Premium protect your player's IDs, passwords and digital assets in more than two dozen online games.
Tech Specs
KeyScrambler supports Windows 8, 7, 2003, XP, and Vista (32-bit and 64-bit). It also supports East-Asian languages.
Screenshots
You see KeyScrambler encrypting keystrokes in Windows logon, browsers, finance programs, email, online games and more.
Features
Transparency of protection. Smart engineering. Broad compatibility. Little user effort. KeyScrambler's unique features signify its unique effectiveness in fighting information theft.
Endorsements
KeyScrambler has been recognized by security experts, bloggers and major websites around the globe as the anti-keylogging leader.
How It Works
KeyScrambler uses state-of-the-art cryptography to ensure that the user's encrypted keystrokes yield no secret to cyber thieves.
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