How Do I Know if My Machine is Free of Malware?

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How do I find out or know that my computer is free of keyloggers? Would Windows Defender or MalwareBytes find them if there are any, or do you have a referenced article on the topic where I can read about it? Understand that this is the biggest security concern I have about my computer nowadays.

How do you know your computer is free of keyloggers? You don’t.

It’s not the answer most people want to hear, but it’s the true bottom line.

There are a few reasons for it, which I’ll discuss, as well as what you and I need to do in the face of this rather grim reality.

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Can spyware see what you did before the spyware was installed?

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If spyware is installed by malicious websites, or maybe even the government, is that spyware able to track internet information which had existed before the spyware was installed?

Ultimately, it really depends on exactly what you mean by “internet information”.

It’s important to realize that malware can do anything it wants to on your computer and can access anything that is stored on it.

That, in and of itself, exposes some historical information; but it might also be a foot in the door for more.

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