Do you know what Keylogger.Revealer is?
Keylogger.Revealer is a monitoring tool used for only one purpose – to log users’ keystrokes. We would lie if we said that it is newly-detected malicious software because it has already been around for more than 9 years. Originally, it was developed by the company Logifox having no intention of causing problems to users. It is still available for download at the company’s website https://www.logixoft.com/en-us/index and is promoted as free monitoring software, so it does not surprise us at all that so many cyber criminals downloaded it and adapted it to their needs. Without a doubt, they use Keylogger.Revealer for malicious purposes. Unfortunately, it is not that easy to detect this keylogger on the system because it can create its executable (.exe) file in any directory on the victim’s machine. The only obvious sign showing that this malicious application is active on the system is the appearance of a malicious process in Task Manager. It should have a name rvlkl.exe, but, of course, it might be named differently too. Can you find such a process active on the list of all processes? If so, it means that you have the keylogger installed on your computer and it already spies on you. Delete it right away because your privacy might be violated due to its presence.
The only activity Keylogger.Revealer performs on victims’ machines when it affects them is logging all users’ keystrokes and saving them in one .txt file. Since it works silently in the background, it takes time for users to realize that all their keystrokes are automatically recorded. As mentioned above, one of the first signs showing that the keylogger is installed on the system is the presence of rvlkl.exe, the malicious process, in Task Manager. If you have already found it there, take action today because cyber criminals might steal your passwords, logins, banking credentials, and access other information, for example, find out what websites you visit or what you search for online. The data recorded by Keylogger.Revealer might be used for various fraudulent purposes or sold to disreputable companies, so you should rush to remove this malicious application from your computer if you have not installed it yourself voluntarily on your PC from https://www.logixoft.com/en-us/index.
It takes time to realize that Keylogger.Revealer is installed on the system and records keystrokes because it does not have an interface. It only places it executable file somewhere on the system (e.g., you might find it in %WINDIR%\System32, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%, or another directory) following the successful installation. Also, it should create a point of execution (PoE) in the Startup folder (%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup), specialists say. Finally, if it is active on your computer, you should be able to find a new process in Task Manager. No matter how hard you find to detect it, you must delete this keylogger as soon as possible because it will not stop collecting information about you itself.
Keylogger.Revealer can be downloaded directly from https://www.logixoft.com/en-us/index, which is its official website; however, we do not think that you have installed this monitoring tool on your computer willingly. It is more likely that cyber criminals have uploaded it onto your computer without your knowledge. Since this keylogger logs all keystrokes, your personal details will sooner or later end up in their hands if you do nothing about the presence of Keylogger.Revealer. Do not let this happen – remove this piece of software right away.
Our manual removal instructions should help you to delete Keylogger.Revealer manually, but, of course, you will have to perform all the removal steps yourself, so if you are looking for a quicker/easier way to erase it from your system, or you simply do not feel experienced enough to delete malware yourself, scan your system with an automated malware remover. Frankly speaking, it is the easiest Keylogger.Revealer removal method because you will not need to search for the malicious file representing it yourself or delete its PoE from the Startup folder.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
- Open the Processes tab.
- Locate the malicious process (it might be named rvlkl.exe) and kill it.
- Close Task Manager and open Explorer.
- Check %APPDATA%, %LOCALAPPDATA%, %WINDIR%\System32, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%, and other directories malware tends to hide in.
- Remove the malicious file, e.g., rvlkl.exe found.
- Go to %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
- Remove the entry of Keylogger.Revealer, e.g., rvlkl.lnk.
- Empty Recycle bin.
In non-techie terms:
Keylogger.Revealer is promoted as a free monitoring tool; however, cyber criminals often use it to achieve their goals too, so they can surely upload this keylogger onto your computer without your permission one day. This piece of software logs all victims' keystrokes, so cyber criminals will sooner or later find out all your passwords, logins, and other personal information about you. It does not mean that you cannot stop this – remove Keylogger.Revealer as soon as possible to disable it.