1. How do I download and install FreeKey?
We suggest you download and install Free Keylogger's free version. If you want to upgrade after installing the program, simply click Upgrade
at the bottom of the interface. The following steps explain how to download and install the program.
: if you are running antivirus software on your computer, see the FAQ How do I install and run FreeKey if my antivirus program blocks it?
, before you download Free Keylogger.
To download Free Keylogger, follow these steps:
1. Click the download button on the Free Keylogger download web page
. Windows or your browser then displays a File Download
dialog asking whether you want to open, run, or save the file.
2. Click Save
. A Save As
dialog is shown.
3. Select and remember a location for saving the file. Then click Save
. The file then downloads.
: if you are running Windows XP and want to monitor all users on your computer, make sure you run the installation file, as explained next, using an administrator account.
To install Free Keylogger, follow these steps:
1. Find the installation file, freekeyloggerpkg.exe
, where it is saved on your computer. Right click the file and click Open
. An Open File
dialog is displayed.
2. Click Run
. The Free Keylogger Setup
3. In the Free Keylogger Setup
dialog, select the user(s) you want to monitor, either the Current user
or All users
. After making your selection, click Next
. Note that if you are running Windows XP, you can select All users
only if you are installing the program with an administrator account. The Free Keylogger Setup: License Agreement
4. In the Free Keylogger Setup: License Agreement
dialog, click I Agree
5. If you selected All users
on later versions of Windows, a User Account Control
dialog opens asking Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer?
and an administrator password field is also displayed. Enter your administrator account password. Then click Yes
6. Click Close
7. Immediately after installation, Free Keylogger starts and shows a Select Language
dialog. Select the interface language you want to use. Then click OK
. Installation is now complete. Free Keylogger opens.
2. How do I install and run FreeKey if my antivirus program blocks it?
If you run an antivirus or antimalware program on your computer, the antivirus software may stop Free Keylogger from downloading, installing, or running. That happens because all antivirus programs classify keyloggers as potentially unwanted programs.
Free Keylogger is safe to use (see the FAQ Is Free Keylogger safe to use?
), and you can run Free Keylogger successfully along side any popular antivirus program by adjusting your antivirus settings. The general approach is described next. The exact procedure you use will depend on the antivirus software you have. You can usually find specific instructions for your software in the software's help file, troubleshooting guide, or product website.
To download, install, or run Free Keylogger when your antivirus software is blocking any of those actions, take these steps:
In most cases, if your antivirus blocks downloading of Free Keylogger, you must temporarily disable internet protection and then download the installation file. In some cases, your antivirus software may allow you to create an exception for the download URL. If you disabled internet protection during downloading, be sure to restore it after the download.
If your antivirus stops or blocks Free Keylogger's installation file from running, you usually need to disable your antivirus before running the file. In some cases, your antivirus software will allow you to create an exception that allows the file to run. If you disabled protection during installation, be sure to enable it after installation.
In most cases, if you are running an antivirus program, you must go to your antivirus settings and create an exception to allow Free Keylogger to run on your computer. If you are running Windows 7 or a later version, you should select or enter C:\ProgramData\FreeKey
as the program folder the exception is for. If you are running Windows XP, you should select or enter C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\FreeKey
. Sometimes your antivirus will detect Free Keylogger and simply ask you if you want to allow the program to run. In either case, you should set your antivirus to allow
programs in the folder to run and to remember
(always apply) the setting.
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