Aobo Keylogger for Mac User Guide

Installation

Install Aobo Keylogger for Mac Standard and Trial:

  1. Double click "Abk" to install it.
  2. Bring up Aobo window with hot key "Ctrl+Alt+A" and configure it.

To install Aobo Keylogger for Mac Professional, please read the file ReadMe-Pro.pdf in the downloaded Aobo Keylogger Pro package.

Note:

  • In French, please use "Ctrl+Alt+Q" as the hot key if the above key doesn’t work.
  • For Mac, the "Alt" key is same as the "Option" Key.
  • Please Remove the Trace of Aobo Mac Keylogger after installation.

Registration

You will get a 3-day Free Trial when you install Aobo Keylogger for Mac on your computer for the first time. Aobo Keylogger for Mac will stop working if the free trial expires.

If you would like to continue using the keylogger after a free trial, please Purchase a License Key and register it.

  1. Open the keylogger with hot key "Ctrl+Alt+A"
  2. Click on "Click to enter license key" on the lower right corner
  3. Enter your license key and click "OK"

Note:

  • Please make sure all the letters in license key are in CAPITAL. There is no lower-case letter in the registration code.
  • Please do not add extra spaces to the license key. No space is allowed when you type in the license key.

Overview

You are able to log into Aobo Mac Keylogger interface by hitting "Ctrl+Alt+A" or the hot key you set.

General
– Set auto-run, security password and secret hot key; check and clear logs.
Logs
– Enable or disable keystroke logging, website tracking and IM chat recording.
Screenshots
– Set time interval to take screenshots; customize the screenshot quality.
Email
– Make Aobo Keylogger for Mac send logs to your email for remote viewing.
FTP
– Set up FTP in Aobo Keylogger for Mac and receive logs in remote location.
Users
– Monitor multiple user accounts on the target Mac computer with one click.

Configuration

Aobo Keylogger for Mac will start monitoring your Mac immediately upon installation. You can configure the optional settings according to your needs.


Run Keylogger Everytime Mac starts – Automatically start working in stealth mode when the user logs in.
  1. Open the keylogger with the hot key and go to the "General" tab
  2. Check the option "Run keylogger everytime your Mac starts"
  3. Click "Hide and Go" and now your keylogger will run automatically.
Set Password – Protective password for the keylogger to avoid unauthorized access.
  1. Open the keylogger with the hot key and go to the "General" tab
  2. Click "Set Password" and enter the New Password
  3. Re-enter password in "Confirm Password" and click "Set"
  4. Check the option "Apply Password"

Apply Password – Bring the protective password into effect.

Automatically Delete logs – Clear the old logs every few days to save disk space on the Mac.
  1. Open the keylogger with the hot key and go to the "General" tab
  2. Check the option "Automatically Delete logs after …"
  3. Select a time period in the drop-down list next to it
Customize Hot Key – Change the hot key to improve the keylogger security.
  1. Open the keylogger with the hot key and go to the "General" tab
  2. Click the input box beside "Customize Hot Key"
  3. When you see "Type shortcut", press the desired key combination

Note:

A hot key must contain several Control Keys (like Ctrl, Alt or Shift) plus one and Only one Letter/Number Key.

Record Chat Conversations – Log Skype, AIM, iChat, Adium and MSN chat conversations.
  1. Open the keylogger with hot key and go to "Logs" tab
  2. Select the names of the instant messengers that you want to log chats from.

Note:

To record all the chats from Skype, AIM, iChat, Adium and MSN, please simply check "Record all chat conversations".

Capture Screenshots – Periodical desktop screenshots for an overall review of what has been done.
  1. Open the keylogger with the hot key and go to the "Screenshots" tab
  2. Check "Enable screenshot recording"
  3. Keep or change the default interval for taking screenshots.

Pause taking screenshots during inactivity – Stop taking screenshots in sleep mode to save disk space.
Compression – Reduce the screenshot quality to reduce disk space usage.
Custom Compression – Set an accurate compression ratio for the screenshots captured.

Note:

ote: The least time interval allowed is 10 seconds. The suggested interval is 2-10 minutes, or your disk space will run out quickly.

Tips:

If you want to record logs, for example, both sides of a Facebook or Yahoo Messenger chat conversations that Aobo Keylogger for Mac doesn’t currently support, you can take screenshots in a short interval such as 30 seconds and most of the desktop activities including the chat sessions will be captured as screenshots.

Therefore, you will be able to find everything out through the screenshots captured.

Please make sure you have enough disk space with the Mac. To receive all the screenshots remotely, you need an FTP account as screenshots will be too large to be sent by email.

Send Logs via Email – Automatically and secretly send all the logs to an email of your choosing.
  1. Open the keylogger with the hot key and go to the "Email" tab
  2. Check the option "Send Email every … minutes"
  3. Set an interval, configure settings as below and "Test Email"
Settings for Gmail
Send to Email address SMTP smtp.gmail.com Port 587
Username Gmail address Password Gmail password SSL/TLS yes
Settings for Hotmail
Send to Email address SMTP smtp.live.com Port 587
Username Hotmail address Password Hotmail password SSL/TLS yes
Settings for AOL Mail
Send to Email address SMTP smtp.aol.com Port 587
Username AOL Mail address Password AOL Mail password SSL/TLS no
Settings for Mail.com
Send to Email address SMTP smtp.mail.com Port 587
Username Mail Address Password Mail password SSL/TLS no
Settings for Verizon Mail
Send to Email address SMTP outgoing.verizon.net Port 587
Username Verizon Mail address Password Verizon Mail password SSL/TLS yes or no

Send screenshots by email – All of the newly captured screenshots since the last time email was sent will be delivered.
Test Email – Click to test if the Email settings are correct and whether logs can be successfully sent.

Tips:

To make sure the Email Sending feature of Aobo Keylogger for Mac works continuously and stably, the following settings are suggested:

Automatically Delete logs every 3-5 days.

Capture new screenshots every 5-10 minutes ( or Uncheck "Send screenshots by email").

Send the logs by email every 30-60 minutes.

Upload Logs via FTP – Automatically and secretly upload all the logs to preset FTP space.

With FTP, you can receive all the screenshots and other logs regardless the log size. Especially when you set a short screenshots interval and you want to receive all the screenshots remotely, an FTP account is necessary. You can Purchase an FTP Account if you have none. Check how to use FTP to receive/view logs.

  1. Open the keylogger with hot key and go to "FTP" tab
  2. Check the option "Upload the log by FTP every … minutes"
  3. Set an interval, configure settings as below and "Test FTP"
Host name | Port Host name or IP | 21 Password FTP password
Username FTP username Remote Dir /Private

Test FTP– Click to test if the FTP settings are correct and whether logs can be successfully uploaded.

Note:

  • For some cpanel sub FTP accounts with format [email protected], replace @ with + as the ftp username. eg: user+example.com
  • If you receive the message "Test successful", then the FTP setting is correct.
  • The "Remote Dir" refers to the folder where you’d like to store the Keylogger logs. Don’t forget to put "/" before the folder name.
Monitor Multiple Users – Make Aobo Mac Keylogger log the activities of all the user accounts on Mac.
  1. Open the keylogger with the hot key and go to the "Users" tab
  2. Click on "Apply to All user Accounts" and "Yes"
  3. Enter system admin Username/Password and click "OK"
  4. When you see "Settings SYNC succeed", the process is completed

Note:

Please make sure the option "Run keylogger everytime your Mac starts" is checked before you apply to all.

"Apply to All user Accounts" cannot be used on Guest Account.

If you change the settings, please apply to all to make sure the new settings work on all the user accounts as well.


Uninstall

Please Read: How to Uninstall Aobo Keylogger for Mac.

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