Monitor Activity On Your PC with Elite Keylogger [MakeUseOf Giveaway]

Jackson Chung 21-06-2010

Does this sound familiar? That’s because we’ve featured Elite Keylogger in a previous giveaway. The app was so popular that we had to have it make a second appearance.


This time, we’re bumping up the prize by giving out 20 copies of Widestep Security’s Elite Keylogger 4.7 PRO worth $1980 (Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 32-bit compatible).

This giveaway post and walkthrough is based on Elite Keylogger 4.6 PRO. But rest assured, the software will operate similiarly. So, let’s dive in and find out what you’ll be getting.

Have you ever wanted to ensure your children aren’t giving out personal information online? Even if you’ve had a lengthy discussion with them about staying safe online, a child may not realize just how much information they’re giving out. Or are you an employer who wants to monitor the work habits of your employees? These are possibly two of the most common uses for a keystroke recorder.

Before we begin, MakeUseOf would like to state that we do not condone the use of key-loggers for malicious purposes. This giveaway is to support its use in the business environment i.e. monitoring employees or supervising your child’s internet activity and the like.

Elite Keylogger 4.7 PRO comes with all the features you could need for monitoring a user’s actions on your computer and it does it with a simple interface. You can set it to record every keystroke typed, what programs were used, which web sites are visited and even take screenshots at a set interval.


Elite Keylogger Full-Screen

Elite Keylogger hides from the user’s view completely. It doesn’t show in the taskbar, control panel, or processes. In my tests, it even bypassed virus scanners. If I didn’t install it myself, I wouldn’t know it was on my system. After installation, you are given instructions on how to unhide the program for configuration.

Elite Keylogger Instructions

After following these instructions, the program loads for you to set the options.


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On the right menu you can select the date for the logs you want to see. After that, you select which type of log (keystrokes, screenshots, etc.) to view. The keylogger can email the logs to you privately. The program logs all keystrokes, including passwords, so be aware of this when sending any information over email.

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You’re able to select specific items to track and set it for specific users. Even when recording keystrokes and taking screen-shots every 20 seconds, I didn’t notice any drop in speed or extra RAM usage on my 3 year old laptop, so the software does a nice job of running efficiently.


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As shown above, the software also keeps track of what applications are used and even the specific times they are launched and closed.

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Screenshot tracking alone can tell you a lot about a person’s computer use. If you take frequent screenshots, I recommend lowering the snapshot quality to 8-bit to preserve disk space. All screenshots are shown in an easy-to-view thumbnail gallery and can be enlarged with a click.


If you’re looking for an undetectable, low resource, and easy to use keystroke tracker, I highly recommend Elite Keylogger 4.7 PRO. Download the fully-functional 7-day trial and check it out for yourself.

If you don’t mind your users knowing that they’re being watched, try out their free Quick Keylogger.

Free Keylogger Full-Screen

The free version is visible in the taskbar and easily detected by virus/trojan scanners. You can password-protect the logs, but users can shut down the program if they see it. The free keylogger has fewer options compared to its big brother, but if you’re just looking to record keystrokes then this can do the job.

How do I win a copy?

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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, 25th June at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email the next day.

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MakeUseOf would like to thank Amy from WideStep for her generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

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  1. neena
    September 13, 2016 at 12:59 am

    I'm Using best free keylogger downloaded form

  2. Jason.Kaven
    May 5, 2015 at 8:19 am

    This is the first time I saw the editor of makeuseof post ads for a product! I used Elite, I don't think it is very popular or good to use! I think it is very expensive! Actually it made less upgrade in PC, and they develop for mac. So at last, I gave up using it! Now I used Micro Keylogger for Windows! VERY GOOD IN MONITORING AND BLOCKING ACTIVITIES ON PC.

  3. Anonymous
    July 15, 2010 at 11:30 am

    for monitoring employees I use Actymac DutyWatch (

  4. Anne
    June 24, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    It's crazy to me to think that social media has become such a problem to IT departments that they are now spying on their own employees. Why not have a system in place that blocks certain harmful parts of social media and have some beneficial parts accessible to employees? Then IT wouldn’t have to worry about what is going on with an employee’s social media activity and could focus on something productive. I found a few whitepapers created by Palo Alto Networks, they might have a solution to this growing problem. Here are the links about managing and securing facebook and twitter: and

  5. Bgsetty
    June 23, 2010 at 10:26 am

    but i hope that this does not transmit the information via net to some other person

  6. Anurag
    June 23, 2010 at 7:08 am

    followed on facebook..

    i need this for sure...

  7. Anurag
    June 23, 2010 at 5:08 am

    followed on facebook..

    i need this for sure...

  8. Bernard Nsuluka
    June 23, 2010 at 3:00 am

    mmh....i need..

  9. Chandra Darden
    June 22, 2010 at 4:25 am

    I need this for my pre teen plz!

  10. Princeaniket
    June 22, 2010 at 12:11 am

    fulfilled all condition given by you.
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    count me in :)

  11. ZaiN
    June 21, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Tweeted !! :)

  12. Shahab khan
    June 21, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Great Giveaway. Just entered in!