keyloggers are not maleware.
keyloggers can be used for good too.
keyloggers can be used for backin up.
keyloggers have been discuseed A LOT here.
however....like many of the keylogger scripts, it is very badly coded. well, not the most optimized/best written. there are much much shorter methods.
It is the general policy of me (and I think the other moderators) to keep keylogger code off the forum. It's stuff like this that gets AHK scripts labeled as viruses.
Also, having or using a keylogger on someone else's computer is a crime in many jurisdictions. We are not the police, but we do try to make sure we don't get AHK banned outright by the virus scanning companies.
I have kept a copy of the code if it is decided that it should be put back.
However, if someone writes a clever and elegant solution, I don't have a problem if that is posted, as it is said "keyloggers" (maybe call it something other) have their legitimate uses.
For example, don't save it into a file and then FTP it, but output the data to another program. (I myself would've loved this kind of functionality back when I wrote one of my stories. Hotkey to enable/disable output to wordprocessing when I write straight to html files, and vice versa.)
but just prefixing all keys with ~ and saving the key is, in my opinion, not an elegant solution. (to make the typo I just did a comparison, it's an "elefant" solution, if you may )
I think a "create copy of current file on hotkey" is more of use here. I've set this up for my text editor, doesn't even have to be a script, most good editors will allow some form of automation, it is merely a save copy of file with date in name type of thing.
I myself would've loved this kind of functionality back when I wrote one of my stories
It's not like someone posted as guest with no sense of accountability;
I think this level of censorship is outrageous.
ppeterpp, please PM me with your code;
I would like to see the work that you've done;
I'm sure you're quite proud of it and posted to share your work and even have it improved upon.
Agreed; There are several keyloggers whose code remains intact on the forum.
Here is a discussion from earlier this summer: Simple key stroke recorder. Some interesting points were made. I don't feel strongly one way or the other, but it would be nice to define a consistent policy.
I really don't have any deep-seeded need to see the code, but if I was proud enough to post something I wrote and it got flat out censored and went unseen, I'd be a little insulted.
If you want to see the code...
The posted code might be crap, but I'm willing to look at it and give an "atta-boy" if it's not.