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What is Virtual Keyboard in Kaspersky PURE 2.0?

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2012 Nov 21 ID: 7940
 
 
 
 

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Using computer often involves situations when it is necessary to enter your personal data or username and password: when registering with internet sites, using online stores, etc. Normally all data are entered using the usual keyboard. In this case there is a danger of interception confidential information using keyloggers - programs that register keystrokes - or hardware interceptors. This information is further transferred to a hacker/cyber criminal via the Internet.

What is Virtual Keyboard?

Virtual keyboard - a special tool embedded into Password Manager in Kaspersky PURE 2.0 - allows preventing interception of data entered from the keyboard.

InformationVirtual Keyboard only prevents the interception of privacy data when working with Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.

Virtual keyboard can be used in any office application to enter text and on any Internet resource to enter confidential data (login, password, account number, etc).

InformationVirtual Keyboard cannot protect your personal data if the website, that required entering such data, has been hacked, since in this case the information will be obtained directly by the intruders. 

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How to open Virtual Keyboard

You can open Virtual Keyboard by performing the following actions:

 

1. Using a key combination

In order to open Virtual Keyboard, press simultaneously the key combination CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+P.

InformationBy default the option Open Virtual Keyboard on "CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+P" is enabled.

To enable/disable the option of quick access to Virtual Keyboard, perform the following actions:

  1. On the right upper corner of the main application window, click Settings.
  2. On theupper part of the Settings window, select Protection.
  3. On the left part of the Settings window, select General Settings
  4. In the right part of the window in the Virtual Keyboard section, perform the following:
    • if you want to enable quick access to Virtual Keyboard by pressing the keycombination, check the box Open Virtual Keyboard on "CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+P"
    • if you want to disable quick access to Virtual Keyboard by pressing the keycombination, clear the box Open Virtual Keyboard on "CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+P"
  5. On the Settings window, click the OK button
  6. Close the main application window.

 

2. From the main application window

In order to open Virtual Keyboard from the main application window, perform the following actions:

  1. Click Password Manager
  2. In the Password Manager window, click on the Virtual Keyboard button.

 

3. From the context menu

In order to open Virtual Keyboard from the application context menu, perform the following actions:

  1. In the right bottom corner of the screen, right-click the Kaspersky icon.
  2. In the open context menu select Tools -> Virtual Keyboard.

 

4. From a web browser

In order to open Virtual Keyboard from a web browser (Microsoft Internet ExplorerGoogle Chrome or Mozilla Firefox), click on the button  on the browser tools panel.

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How to enter data using Virtual Keyboard

In order to enter data using Virtual Keyboard, perform the following actions:

  1. Select the required field to enter data and enter the required data by pressing the buttons on the Virtual Keyboard.
  2. Make sure that data is entered in the correct field.

InformationIf you click a functional key (ShiftAltCtrlVirtual Keyboard will switch to the corresponding functional mode (for example, if you click Shift, all symbols will be upper case). To disable the functional mode, click the corresponding key once again.

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How to switch the language of Virtual Keyboard

In order to toggle the language of Virtual Keyboard, perform one of the following action:

  • press the key combination: Ctrl  on your keyboard and right-clicking Shift of Virtual Keyboard

OR

  • press the key combintaion: Ctrl and right-click Left Alt of Virtual Keyboard.

InformationIn some cases the key "^" stays in the pressed form. In order to eliminate the problem, right-click the key on Virtual Keyboard.

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How to use key combintations

To use key combinations on Virtual Keyboard:

  • On Virtual Keyboard click the first key (for example, for the key combination Alt+F4, you first need to click the Alt key).
  • Then click the second key (for example, for the key combination Alt+F4, the second key is F4).
  • Click the first key again (Alt).

The repeated click is equivalent to the key release on a real keyboard.

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Applies To:

  • Kaspersky PURE 2.0