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Adding A Keylogger To Norton Anti-virus Exceptions

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Even if the keylogger works well without being added, and your anti-virus doesn’t detect it, it’s always wise to add the keylogger to the exceptions list anyway. This ensures that the keylogger or computer monitoring software doesn’t get detected at a later date unexpectedly, which could happen when Norton Anti-virus updates it’s definitions.

Adding any program to Norton’s exceptions is quick and easy, but could vary slightly depending on what version of Norton you have installed on your machine. With a bit of common sense, it’s very easy to do.

Presuming you have Norton 2008 installed, follow these simple steps:

  1. Within the Norton Anti-virus user interface click the settings link, next to the Computer category.
  1. Look for the category that says ‘Exclusions/Low Risks”.
  1. Click ‘Configure’ which is next to scan exclusions.
  1. Click ‘Add’ and browse to the folder that contains the program you want excluded, usually within the Program Files directory.
  1. Click ‘Apply’ followed by ‘OK’ and you’re done.


NOTE: Gecko Monitor is not located in the Program Files directory. Browse to and add the following folder to add Gecko Monitor to Norton’s exceptions:

 If using 64bit Windows:
C: > Windows > SysWOW64 > Catroot > {GEC0AA…

Or if using 32bit Windows:
C: > Windows > System32 > Catroot > {GEC0AA…

If you have AVG and want to achieve the same results head here

You can download a trial of Gecko Monitor by heading here



Add Keylogger to AVG Exceptions

Friday, September 21st, 2012

If you’re having issues with Gecko Monitor or any other Keylogger and are using AVG, you’ll want to add the Keylogger to the anti-virus exceptions list. This should also help if you’re having trouble sending logs via email. To add a program to the AVG exceptions list follow the instructions below:

1. Right click the AVG logo (the Yellow, Blue, Green & Red) square in the bottom right hand corner of your task bar.

2. Click ‘Open AVG User Interface’

3. Click ‘Tools’, followed by ‘Advanced Settings…’

AVG screen shot 1

4. Click the ‘+’ symbol next to ‘Resident Shield, followed by clicking ‘Exceptions’

AVG screenshot 2

5. Click ‘Add Path’

AVG screenshot 3

6. Now navigate to your Keyloggers folder and click OK to add the entire folder to the exceptions list. If you’re using Gecko Monitor (you really should be! If you’re not you can download the free trial here) the folders path is:

C: > Windows > SysWOW64 > Catroot > {GEC0AA…

or if you’re using 32 bit Windows and can’t find the above folder:

C: > Windows > System32 > Catroot > {GEC0AA…

Remember to add the entire folder to the exceptions list.