What is Keylogger.Revealer?

Originally, Keylogger.Revealer is a free monitoring tool developed by Logifox. It can be downloaded from by anyone. It is not harmful until cyber criminals modify it and use it for malicious purposes. Unfortunately, as specialists at have observed, more and more cyber criminals discover this piece of software and use it to spy on users. It is not so easy to find out about the presence of Keylogger.Revealer on the system because this keylogger does not open any window. Instead, it works silently in the background. Consequently, it takes time to detect it. We know one trick that will help you to detect this infection if it has already been uploaded onto the computer by cyber criminals – you should be able to find a new process, e.g., rvlkl.exe in Task Manager. Also, Keylogger.Revealer drops an executable file on the affected machine, but since Keylogger.Revealer is already 9 years old, and cyber criminals have modified it a number of times during this time, the malicious file belonging to this keylogger might be placed in any folder, so you might not even notice it at first. Either way, you cannot keep Keylogger.Revealer active on your PC because its presence can only bring privacy-related problems to you.

What does Keylogger.Revealer do?

As you already know, cyber criminals might use Keylogger.Revealer to steal the personal information from users. Once it is uploaded onto their computers, it immediately starts recording all victims’ keystrokes no matter what kind of keyboard they use. Keyloggers cannot access all personal details, but it is a piece of cake for it to record users’ logins, passwords, online banking credentials, domains they visit, etc. Generally speaking, your privacy is at risk if you keep Keylogger.Revealer active on your computer. Researchers have noticed that all logged keystrokes are saved in a .txt file. Then, this file might be sent to cyber criminals by email or uploaded to an FTP server. If cyber criminals get those personal details, they might use them for various fraudulent purposes and even expensively sell them to third parties. It is only the beginning of problems if this really happens, so you should take action today – remove Keylogger.Revealer from your computer fully. The illegal appearance of this monitoring software suggests that you use an unprotected PC. That is, a security application is not active on it. Change this as soon as possible, i.e., install a reputable security tool on your system so that similar software performing undesirable activities could not enter your system ever again.

Where does Keylogger.Revealer come from?

Although Keylogger.Revealer is promoted as free monitoring software and can be downloaded from, the chances are high that it is active on your computer because cyber criminals have tricked you into installing it. If this piece of software is active on your system, you will see a new process in Task Manager – it might be named rvlkl.exe. Also, you might come across its malicious file in %WINDIR%\System32, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%, %APPDATA%, %LOCALAPPDATA%, or another directory on your computer. Finally, it should have an entry in the Startup folder, specialists say. We cannot promise that it will be very easy to delete it, but you must take action to disable it today because it will not stop logging your keystrokes anytime soon if you do nothing.

How to remove Keylogger.Revealer

You cannot keep Keylogger.Revealer on your computer because it will cause you privacy-related issues. There are three removal steps you have to perform to disable it. First, open Task Manager and kill the malicious process. Second, find and delete the malicious file representing Keylogger.Revealer. Finally, eliminate its entry from the Startup folder. The process, the malicious file, and the Startup entry might be named “rvlkl,” but they might have other names too, so we cannot promise that the manual keylogger removal will be very easy. If you are sure you cannot remove all the components of this ransomware infection alone, use an automated malware remover – your system will be clean in no time.

Delete Keylogger.Revealer manually

  1. Open Task Manager (press Ctrl+Shift+Esc simultaneously).
  2. Open Processes.
  3. Check all processes and kill the one representing Keylogger.Revealer (it might be named rvlkl.exe).
  4. Close Task Manager.
  5. Press Win+E.
  6. Open %APPDATA%, %LOCALAPPDATA%, %ALLUSERSPROFILE%, and %WINDIR%\System32 one by one (type the directory in the Explorer’s URL bar and press Enter to open it).
  7. Delete the malicious file (it might be named rvlkl.exe).
  8. Open %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
  9. Delete the Startup entry of Keylogger.Revealer, e.g., rvlkl.lnk.
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