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 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 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 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 it is installed. You can configure the optional settings according to your need.


Run Keylogger Everytime Mac starts – Automatically start working in stealth mode when user logs in.
  1. Open the keylogger with hot key and go to "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 keylogger to avoid unauthorized access.

Apply Password – Bring the protective password into effect.

  1. Open the keylogger with hot key and go to "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"
Automatically Delete logs – Clear the old logs every several days to save disk space of the Mac.
  1. Open the keylogger with hot key and go to "General" tab
  2. Check the option "Automatically Delete logs after …"
  3. Select a time period in the drop-down list beside
Customize Hot Key – Change hot key to a new one to improve the keylogger security.
  1. Open the keylogger with hot key and go to "General" tab
  2. Click the input box beside "Customize Hot Key"
  3. Seeing "Type shortcut", press the wanted 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. Check the names of instant messengers to select what chats to log

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

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

Note:

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 some logs such as both-side Facebook or Yahoo Messenger chat conversations that Aobo Keylogger for Mac doesn’t support currently, you can make use of screenshot taking with a short interval such as 30 seconds and most of the desktop activities including the chat sessions will be captured as screenshots.

Therefore, you are able to know everything through the captured screenshots.

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 appointed email box.
  1. Open the keylogger with hot key and go to "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 toEmail addressSMTPsmtp.gmail.comPort587
UsernameGmail addressPasswordGmail passwordSSL/TLSyes
Settings for Hotmail
Send toEmail addressSMTPsmtp.live.comPort587
UsernameHotmail addressPasswordHotmail passwordSSL/TLSyes
Settings for AOL Mail
Send toEmail addressSMTPsmtp.aol.comPort587
UsernameAOL Mail addressPasswordAOL Mail passwordSSL/TLSno
Settings for Mail.com
Send toEmail addressSMTPsmtp.mail.comPort587
UsernameMail AddressPasswordMail passwordSSL/TLSno
Settings for Verizon Mail
Send toEmail addressSMTPoutgoing.verizon.netPort587
UsernameVerizon Mail addressPasswordVerizon Mail passwordSSL/TLSyes or no

Send screenshots by email – All of the newly captured screenshots since last email sending 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 | PortHost name or IP | 21PasswordFTP password
UsernameFTP usernameRemote Dir/Private

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

Note:

  • Please wait for at least 10 seconds when test the FTP.
  • If you get message "Test successful", then the FTP setting is correct.
  • The "Remote Dir" refers to the folder you’d like to place Keylogger logs. Don’t forget to put "/" before the folder name.
Monitor Multiple Users – Make Aobo Mac Keylogger log the activities on all the user accounts on Mac.
  1. Open the keylogger with hot key and go to "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.


Uninstallation

Example Settings

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Top 10 FAQs

  1. How to make Aobo Mac Keylogger record passwords.
  2. How to make Aobo Mac Keylogger stealthier.
  3. Does it capture passwords entered on a Mac?
  4. Failed to send test email.
  5. Enable logging for MSN, iChat, Skype, Adium, AIM Mac OS X.
  6. Can I remotely install Aobo Mac Keylogger to a Windows machine?
  7. Cannot open keylogger window with the Hotkey?
  8. When I click "View the Logs" it says "There is no log available to view".
  9. License key doesn’t work, what can I do?
  10. Can I use a license key on multiple Mac computers?
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