Learn how to use two powerful performance monitoring tools included in the Windows Performance Toolkit—the Windows Performance Recorder and Windows Performance Analyzer— to find a microphone recording keylogger that's undetected by antivirus programs.
- Spyware is malicious software with one main goal, to spy on you in every possible way. A good example of spyware is a keylogger that records every single key you type, but a keylogger can do much more, such as record your computer's microphone. In fact, we will see one that can record an entire room's conversation, yep, an entire room's conversation. Hi, I'm Thomas Pantels, and in this course, we see the source code for this spyware, how it ticks, and then how to detect odd behavior in your system at a very low level.
Along the way, I will show you how to identify what antivirus and anti-malware programs missed. Antivirus programs give a false sense of security. They are a blacklist-based technology that only detect malware with known signatures in their database. The Windows Performance Toolkit is a collection of powerful tools, and in this course, we focus on using the Recorder and the Analyzer to find this advanced keylogger that remains undetected. We see, in action here, and how to identify if conversations that are meant to be private are being recorded by some hacker.
Now let's get started.
- Installing the Windows Performance Toolkit
- Reviewing keylogger source code
- Setting up a private call environment
- Gathering keylogger evidence
- Spyware audio usage analysis
- Spyware removal
- Microphone recording prevention tips