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My antivirus or security software reports Keyman is a potential key logger, trojan or spyware

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Most importantly, Keyman is not a trojan, key logger, or spyware.

Tavultesoft do not and will never engage in deceptive software practices, such as spyware, malware, viruses or trojans.

Keyman uses advanced technology to remap your keyboard by trapping keystrokes as they are typed. Unfortunately, some spyware applications use the same basic method of trapping keystrokes as Keyman. Understandably, some security software companies have decided to warn their users when they are using a program that traps keystrokes. This then means that Keyman is falsely identified as spyware by some security software.

Tavultesoft are working with antivirus and security software companies to remedy this. If you come across this situation, please contact Tavultesoft, at, with details of the antivirus or security program that is causing the problem, and we will contact the developer of that software in order to come to a resolution.

Keyman never transmits any data about what you type from your computer. There are two modules in Keyman that include Internet awareness: