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New version of Elite Keylogger supports Google Chrome!
- Grouping of the intercepted information into categories
- Great stealthiness level
- Pleasant to look at, user friendly interface
- Great URL interception
- Interception of incoming/outgoing e-mail messages
- One side interception in messengers
- Zero file activity monitoring
Today we are reviewing new version of famous Widestep Security Software product — Elite Keylogger Pro.
So, let us begin. From now on we are able to choose between Russian and English language of the installer, so the first thing that welcomes us after double-clicking the setup file is the "Installer language" screen, the next one is — EULA screen. After its reading, accepting and clicking "Next" button we see the developer's appeal, asking us to disable all the anti-viruses for the period of installation. The next screen we see is the one, strongly recommending us to create a System Restore point before proceeding. We click "Next" and see the last screen — the one, asking us to choose one of four methods of installation (Invisible Mode, Visible Mode, Log Viewer Only, Help File Only). The next thing we see is the screen telling us how to access the keylogger. After clicking "OK" there appears a window informing us that in order to finish the installation PC needs to be rebooted. So, we reboot.
Once Windows starts we see instructions on how to launch Elite Keylogger. So we do what is written and see the screen asking us to put in the license information, purchase the program, visit the program's website, launch a demo or just uninstall the program. We put in the information Widestep gave us and launch the program.
What we see after accessing the keylogger and creating a password is a great, pleasant to look at interface. All the intercepted information is grouped into 8 categories (Keystrokes, Screenshots, Internet Activity, Applications History, Clipboard, E-mail History, Passwords, Printed Documents). The intercepted information can be seen in the main (left) part of the program window, while the names of the categories and the calendar are situated in the left sidebar. All the options are available after clicking the "Options" button, situated at the same sidebar.
As usual let's start from the advantages: the program shows great URLs' interception — the product intercepts all the URLs in all of the browsers taking part in our testing. We can say the same about the stealthiness of the product — we really didn't manage to find it using the methods available to average PC users. Though it was already said, we cannot but repeat that the interface of the program is really pleasant to look at and user-friendly. The interception of both incoming and outgoing messages should also be mentioned as it works perfectly.
Program receives almost all of the points in "Log transfer options" as its log-files can be transported by e-mail, FTP, using LAN environment and on the flash drive. Filtering options of the program are also worth priding — only few of the functions are not implemented.
The program has only few disadvantages, though some of them worth a lot of scores in our comparison table: zero-file activity monitoring, only one-side interception of the messages in chats, total absence of parental control functions. What also disappoints is the absence of "Reaction to a specific keyword" function.
Summing up we can say that Elite Keylogger Pro is a product that will come in handy for all the people who value stealthiness and user-friendliness in keyloggers and pay less attention to file-activities' monitoring and chats' interception.