The online help of the old version 2 can be found here.
If you are worried about keylogging programs in your system, you can try this extension. There are two different ways to input with this extension. With the help of Keylogger Beater, a keylogger running in the background can never capture what you have really input, and you will be more confident to do online shopping or online banking.
The input method is different from any traditional ones, so please give a little patience and read the following help carefully before jumping into it.
For versions before 3.2: the default shortcut combination conflicts with a shortcut of Firefox 4.0 itself. If you use Firefox 4.0, please choose your own shortcut on the Options dialog of this extension.
After you have installed the extension and restart Firefox. You can activate Keylogger Beater by pressing Ctrl-Alt-k (or Ctrl-Shift-k for old versions before 3.2) (Some other Firefox extensions may use this combination as the shortcut, if that is the case in your system, you can right-click on the input text box to activate Keylogger Beater through the context menu.) when the cursor is inside a text box and you are ready to make some input. You will see a pop-up right below the text box you are about to input into. I will call the pop-up "Virtual Keyboard" hereinafter. To hide the Virtual Keyboard, just press the ESC key.
Input Method 1: By Keyboard
You can see that each key in the Virtual Keyboard consists of two characters. e.g. [K b]. I call the first character "Real Key" (the upper and larger one) and the second one "Shadow Key" (the lower and smaller one). It is simple to use the Virtual Keyboard -- when you press the Shadow Key on your physical keyboard the Real Key is inserted to the cursor position in the text area of the browser.
For example, if the Virtual Keyboard looks like this:
[A s] [B n] [C v] [D f] [E r] [F g] [G h] [H j] ...
and you want to input "HEAD", you hit "jrsf" on your physical keyboard. A background keylogger will capture "jrsf" as your input while your browser receives "HEAD" correctly.
The Virtual Keyboard is arranged in an alphabetical order of the Real Keys. When you have the Real Key (to input) in your mind, you can easily find the corresponding Shadow Key (to hit). Then you hit the Shadow Key on your physical keyboard to input the Real Key into your browser. The first two rows of the Virtual Keyboard are uppercase letters of the Real Keys; the 3rd and 4th rows are lowercase letters; the 5th row is numbers; and the last three rows are punctuations.
Some characters may look similar, e.g. 1 and l, 0 and O. You will not be confused with the Real Key because they are in the alphabetical order. But you might not distinguish the Shadow Keys sometimes. So I use the background color to give you a hint. If the Shadow Key is a uppercase letter, the background is green; if lowercase, the background is blue; if number, the background is yellow; and if punctuation, the background is red.
You may want to read the first paragraph of "Input Method 1" to know the definition of "Real Key".
When your mouse hovers over a key of the Virtual Keyboard for 1 second, the "Real Key" of that key will be inserted into the text area of the browser.
Please note that clicking on the Virtual Keyboard has no effect. And I would discourage you to do that because some keyloggers tries to log the screenshot when you click your mouse. With Keylogger Beater, there is no mouse click event that can be captured by a keylogger. Keylogger Beater listens to the mouseover event from the Virtual Keyboard instead.
If you choose the *Mouse only* option, the keyboard appears differently. Go to this post to see how it looks like and how to use it.
You can download and install this extension from the official Firefox Addons website: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/161736/
Please report bugs and give suggestions on this page instead of on Firefox Addons website because I do not often go there.
Why is Keylogger Beater special?
Keylogger Beater works inside Firefox as an extension. A third party keylogger can capture the events sent from the input devices to an application, but it can not capture anything happens inside an application. If you run Keylogger Beater, a keylogger can only record random inputs of Shadow Keys (from the keyboard to Keylogger Beater), but can not discover what the Real Keys (from Keylogger Beater to the browser) are.
It may be a little bit difficult to use in the beginning. With a little practice, you will find it much easier than texting with a cell phone. :)
Certainly, you will want to review the source code to make sure Keylogger Beater itself is not a spyware. You can do so online at the download site. Just login there to view them.
Next -> More features and options of Keylogger Beater.