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Spy Agent

Type of Program: PC Monitoring
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98/2000/ME/XP
Company Name: SpyTech
Version: 4.23
Price: $49.95
Installed Size: 835kb


I really like it when software authors see areas for improvements and then incorporate them into their application. Such is the case with Spy Agent. Spy Agent is the #1 software for monitoring your PC. With it you can log all keystrokes, applications that are launched, which windows that are opened, where users on the PC go on the Internet and what Web sites are visited and so much more! This would be a great addition if you have kids you want or need to monitor without any other user knowing about it. You can log ICQ, AIM and other types of messaging programs to see exactly what is being spoken.

With Spy Agent you can record screen shots and have all this information sent to you remotely and invisibly in an email if you so wish (only when the user is online). Emails can be sent on just about any intervals that you set. You can set it to "lockdown" the system, start monitoring at specified times, filter out Web sites and applications and of course do all this in stealth mode (invisible to the user).

The screenshot logging is a nice feature that allows you to capture images of the desktop as the user sees it themselves. All images can be played back in an HTML slideshow for easy viewing and screen capture images are logged by time and date of the screen shot.

Spy Agent seems to be the most unobtrusive, yet powerful monitoring system. Is this Big Brother or what? If you really need to see whatís going on with your computer (use it to monitor kids or employees), gather the information such as passwords entered, Internet chats, and more. For even greater monitoring, be sure to check out Spy Anywhere, the PC surveillance that you can do remotely in real-time (reviewed elsewhere here on this site). Also be sure to check out the newest version of Spy Agent, itís now up to 4.31.

User Friendly
Ease of Installation
Reviewed by Robert Hall

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