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10 Virtual Keyboards(On-screen Keyboards) to prevent Keylogging

January 18th, 2009 | by admin |

Virtual keyboard is a software and/or hardware component that allows a user to enter characters. A virtual keyboard can usually be operated with multiple input devices, which may include an actual keyboard, a computer mouse, a headmouse, and an eyemouse. On a desktop PC, one purpose of a virtual keyboard is to provide an alternative mechanism for disabled users that cannot use a physical keyboard.There are some other benefits for using virtual keyboards(On-screen keyboards) One of the big benefit of using virtual keyboards is that it can prevent keylogging.

What is keylogging ?

Keylogging is capturing of the keys you type of the keyboard.If you are using a public computer or someone else’s computer than there are chances that the computer has a keylogger install that can capture all of you keystroke even the passwords you have typed.

In this post i m gonna list some cool virtual keyboards (On-Screen Keyboards)

1) MiloSoft virtual keyboard

With this on-screen keyboard, you can use your mouse to type in any text environment, including chat, email and word processing programs.

When you start the Virtual Keyboard by MiloSoft, it will put an icon on your taskbar. Use this icon to configure your keyboard before using. You will need to configure it for “Always On Top” in order to use it with your text environments.

2) Portable On-Screen Keyboard

On-Screen Keyboard Portable is a handy way to bring your settings for the Windows’ built-in On-Screen Keyboard with you from PC to PC. It will remember your hover preferences and other options and provides an easy way to launch it right from the PortableApps.com Menu.

3) Click-N-Type virtual keyboard

Click-N-Type is an on-screen virtual keyboard designed for anyone with a disability that prevents him or her from typing on a physical computer keyboard.  As long as the physically challenged person can control a mouse, trackball, touch screen or other pointing device, this software keyboard allows you to send keystrokes to virtually any Windows application or DOS application that can run within a window. The Click-N-Type Virtual Keyboard is a 32 bit application that requires Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista or later.  There are other onscreen virtual keyboards around but you’ll find Click-N-Type the easiest to use for getting text into those uncooperative places like browser URL “Address:” fields, Email “To:” addresses, Email “Subject:” fields, dialog boxes like “Open” and “Save As…”, and many other problematic applications.

4) Comfort On-Screen Keyboard

Comfort On-Screen Keyboard (Multilingual) is an application displaying a unique virtual keyboard on the screen and allowing you use the mouse pointer or the touch screen to type the way you do it with the regular keyboard.

5) Mount Focus Virtual Keyboard

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a computer keyboard that you could customize to your liking? You could make the keys any size or color. They could have pictures on them. They could do anything you choose, like type a certain character, even a whole word or series of commands. Virtual keyboards can have several pages, which each have a unique layout and function.

6) SofType Virtual Keyboard

SofType is a software utility which replaces the functionality of a standard keyboard with a full featured on-screen keyboard. SofType can be accessed using a mouse or mouse emulator such as the HeadMouse® Extreme . SofType is compatible with Windows 2000 and XP. SofType works by generating an image of a keyboard on the computer screen. When a key is selected, the character represented by that key is sent to the active Windows application.

7) WiViK® on-screen keyboard

WiViK on-screen keyboard (virtual keyboard) software by Bloorview Kids Rehab provides access to any Microsoft Windows application as an alternative to a standard computer keyboard. WiViK has been an internationally recognized assistive technology solution since 1991.

WiViK can help individuals of all ages who are unable to use a physical keyboard, such as those with spinal cord injuries, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), muscular dystrophy, and cerebral palsy. Any pointing device or one through six discrete switches may be used as input. There are many alternative pointing devices and switches available in the assistive technology field that work with WiViK

8) My-T-Soft Virtual Keyboard

Onscreen / My-T-Soft AT provides On-Screen keyboard emulation that works with ANY Windows program. The Assistive Technology Version provides a wealth of features specifically designed for use by individuals who can not easily use common input devices.

Onscreen / My-T-Soft AT is a Windows software program that provides a powerful interface through a ANY pointing device by providing on-screen keyboards, Word Prediction / Word Completion, user programmable macros, and complete control over all computer functions.

9) REACH Interface Author Keyboard

This product is the premier on-screen keyboard software available and comes with a vast assortment of assistive technology tools (see the list of features below).  It was designed to help a person use a computer more easily and augment their speech if that is needed.  If you have trouble using a standard hardware keyboard but can use a mouse or other pointer, then you can use any of the numerous typing keyboards that come with REACH.  Also, if you can use a single switch or two switches, then you can type using one of the REACH keyboards in “scanning” mode.  It runs in Microsoft®98, Me, ®2000, ®XP, and Vista.  Below is a brief list of some of the new features and some of the traditional REACH features.

10) My-T-Soft On-Screen Keyboard

My-T-Soft is an On-Screen keyboard utility that works with any Windows 95 / 98 / Me / NT / 2000 / XP / Vista software. It provides on-screen keyboards and user programmable buttons that allow users to enter data using a touchscreen display.

My-T-Soft can be used by itself in home or workplace applications, and it includes a developer’s kit that allows the keyboard to be called up from Web pages and other programs.


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    4 Responses to “10 Virtual Keyboards(On-screen Keyboards) to prevent Keylogging”

  1. By Screen on Jan 19, 2009 | Reply

    One more virtual keyboard: http://hot-virtual-keyboard.com/

  2. By OrarlpeKZep on Jan 21, 2009 | Reply

    Nothing seems to be easier than seeing someone whom you can help but not helping.
    I suggest we start giving it a try. Give love to the ones that need it.
    God will appreciate it.

  3. By KristFry on Apr 17, 2009 | Reply

    Hi everybody ! This is my 1st affix and I privation to learn more !

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