Virtual Keyboard

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Virtual Keyboard

Internet Security 2012

Virtual Keyboard


Kaspersky Internet Security 2012

Virtual Keyboard

When working on your computer, there are occasions when entering of your personal data, or

username and password are required. That happens, for example, during account registration on

web sites, web shopping or Internet banking.

There is a risk that this personal information is intercepted using hardware keyboard interceptors

or keyloggers, which are programs that register keystrokes.

The Virtual Keyboard tool prevents the interception of data entered via the keyboard.

Many of the applications classified as spyware have the function of making screenshots which are

then transferred to an intruder for further analysis and for stealing the user's personal data. Virtual

Keyboard in KIS 2012 prevents the personal data being entered from being intercepted with the

use of screenshots.

The Virtual Keyboard only prevents the interception of privacy data when working with Microsoft

Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers.

Before you start using the Virtual Keyboard, please learn its peculiarities:

► Before entering data from the Virtual Keyboard, using the cursor, make sure that the

appropriate entry field is selected.

► You can click the Virtual Keyboard buttons using the mouse.

► Unlike real keyboards, there is no way of clicking two keys simultaneously on a Virtual

Keyboard. Therefore, to use combinations of keys (e.g., ALT+F4), you have to click the

first key (e.g., ALT), then the next key (e.g., F4), and then click the first key again. The

second click of the key acts in the same way as the key release on a real keyboard.

► Input language for the Virtual Keyboard is toggled using the CTRL+SHIFT key

combination (the SHIFT key should be clicked using the right mouse button) or

CTRL+LEFT ALT (the LEFT ALT key should be clicked using the right mouse button)

depending upon the specified settings.

► When you press function keys (SHIFT, ALT, CTRL) on the virtual keyboard, that particular

mode will be fixed: for example, when you press SHIFT all symbols will be entered in the

upper case. To exit the special mode, press the same functional key again.

You can open the Virtual Keyboard in the following ways:

► from the context menu of the application icon;

► from the main application window;

► from the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox browser windows;

► using the combination of “hot” keys;

► using Kaspersky Gadget (only for Windows 7and Windows Vista).

To open the Virtual Keyboard from the main application window, select Virtual keyboard.

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To open the Virtual Keyboard from the context menu of the application icon, from the context

menu of the application icon select Tools > Virtual Keyboard.

To open the Virtual Keyboard from the browser window, click the Virtual Keyboard button in the

toolbar of Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.

The button of the Virtual Keyboard might be hidden. To open the Virtual keyboard, on the

browser’s control panel click an arrow in the right part of the panel. Select Virtual keyboard from

the list.

To open the Virtual Keyboard using the computer keyboard, use the following key combination:

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+P.

In order to open Virtual Keyboard using the Kaspersky gadget interface (only for Windows 7and

Windows Vista), select the corresponding functional button on the panel. The option is available

only when the gadget in its Large Size.

If the gadget in its Small Size, then, in order to open Virtual Keyboard using the gadget interface,

you are required to configure the gadget with a method described in the chapter Interface of

Kaspersky Internet Security.

If necessary, you can open an extended variant of the virtual keyboard. For this, open the Virtual

Keyboard with any method described above and click a button in the top right corner of the

keyboard.

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