I've been looking into acquiring a keylogger of some sort. It will help when I'm employed to key tabs on a suspect. I've done a lot of reading on the subject and I have some questions. I realize that there are hardware keyloggers (keyboard connectors,) software, and keyloggers manufactured into the keyboard. A logger manufactured into a keyboard is not in the equation for a couple of reasons. It would be obvious to a user if they are using a different keyboard than they are accustomed to using. Also, I understand they are expensive. That leaves me with two choices: a hardware solution, and a software solution.
I wouldn't mind a hardware solution. Most of the time, where the keyboard is plugged in is out of the way, and mostly hidden. However, I've seen that there space considerations going this route. I'm not sure if I'll be able to check the computer on a regular basis, say nightly.
A software solution would be ideal, something that could be covertly installed. However, I need something that won't show up in task manager, won't trip anti-virus or anti-spyware software, and obviously won't show up in the systray. Is there a good software package for this? Does one exist? The last thing I need is to tip off the suspect.
So, my question is: What do you use, and what do you like? Are there any "certified" for incident response? Does the government or law enforcement have anything (commercially available) that comes recommended?