PUP.Elite Keylogger

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Short bio

PUP.Elite Keylogger is Malwarebytes’ detection name for stalkerware marketed as an app to monitor children for MacOS systems.


PUP.Elite Keylogger is the type of monitoring app that can easily be abused to keep track of the users’ online behavior and activities. This is why Malwarebytes alerts users about its presence. Finding this detection on a system installed without user consent can have serious consequences.

Type and source of infection

Elite Keylogger is stalkerware, aka spyware, with a lot of options for the controller. The Pro version disguises itself as being related to iCloud Sync to avoid detection. PUP.Elite Keylogger is usually installed without the knowledge of the user of the system by someone wanting to keep track of their activities.

Elite Keylogger logs
Elite Keylogger interface


Malwarebytes for Mac protects users from PUP.Elite Keylogger by using real-time protection.


Malwarebytes for Mac will detect and remove the components of this malware.

Download and install the latest version of Malwarebytes for Mac.

Click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan.

If threats are detected during the scan, a count of detected threats is displayed. More detailed threat information is displayed after the scan completes.

Click “Confirm” to move the detected threats to Quarantaine.

If a restart is required to complete remediation of threats detected during a scan, you will be notified. When a restart is required, please remember to save all work before clicking “Restart”.