U S E R GU I D E
ABOUT ON-SCREEN KEYBOARD
When using the Internet, you frequently need to enter your personal data or your user name and password. This
happens, for example, during account registration on websites, online shopping, and Internet banking.
There is a risk that this personal information can be intercepted by hardware keyboard interceptors or keyloggers, which
are programs that record keystrokes. The On-Screen Keyboard tool prevents the interception of data entered via the
Many programs classified as spyware can take screenshots, which then are automatically transmitted to an intruder for
further analysis to steal the user's personal data. On-Screen Keyboard protects entered personal data from attempts to
intercept it by means of screenshots.
On-Screen Keyboard has the following features:
You can click the On-Screen Keyboard buttons with the mouse.
Unlike hardware keyboards, it is impossible to press several keys simultaneously on On-Screen Keyboard.
This is why key combinations (such as ALT+F4) require that you click the first key (for example, ALT), then the
second key (for example, F4), and then the first key again. The second click of the key acts in the same way as
releasing the key on a hardware keyboard.
The On-Screen Keyboard language can be switched by using the same shortcut that is specified by the
operating system settings for the hardware keyboard. To do so, right-click the other key (for example, if the
LEFT ALT+SHIFT shortcut is configured in the operating system settings for switching the keyboard language,
left-click the LEFT ALT key and then right-click the SHIFT key).
To ensure protection of data entered via On-Screen Keyboard, restart your computer after installing Kaspersky Internet
The use of On-Screen Keyboard has the following limitations:
On-Screen Keyboard prevents interception of personal data only when used with the Microsoft Internet
Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome browsers. When used with other browsers, On-Screen Keyboard
does not protect entered personal data against interception.
On-Screen Keyboard is not available in Microsoft Internet Explorer browser (versions 10 and 11) with the new
Windows user interface style. In this case, we recommend opening On-Screen Keyboard from the interface of
Kaspersky Internet Security.
On-Screen Keyboard cannot protect your personal data if the website requiring the entry of such data is hacked,
because in this case the information is obtained directly by the intruders from the website.
On-Screen Keyboard does not prevent screenshots that are made by using the PRINT SCREEN key and other
combinations of keys specified in the operating system settings.
When running On-Screen Keyboard, the AutoComplete feature of Microsoft Internet Explorer stops functioning,
since the implementation of the automatic input scheme may allow criminals to intercept data.
Kaspersky Internet Security does not provide protection against unauthorized screenshots in Microsoft Windows
8 and 8.1 (64-bit only) if the On-Screen Keyboard window is open but the Protected Browser process is not
In some browsers (such as Google Chrome), protection of data input may not work for certain types of data
(such as email addresses or numbers).
The preceding list describes the main restrictions in functionality for protection of data input. A full list of restrictions is
given in an article on the Kaspersky Lab Technical Support website (http://support.kaspersky.com/12000).