Big Mother

Big Mother

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.86
  • Total Downloads:
    200,002
  • Date Added:
    May 27, 2010
  • File Size:
    17.32MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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We can't deny that this software is great for parents to take control of their PCs, but Big Mother could use some lessons in user-friendliness.

With a multifaceted, password-protected interface, parents can easily block Internet access or other online features that may be tempting to little ones, such as uploading and downloading files, surly URLs, e-mails, games, and chats. Or, parents can grant limited access by developing scheduled access times. Big Mother even allows you to limit the amount of uploaded and downloaded data by file sizes.

We like the variety of logging options: URLs, e-mails, games/chats, or FTPs. What we don't like is that rather than simply monitoring network PCs by username, this application uses host names and divides them into work groups. Its various options could be overwhelming to the not-so-computer-savvy mom or dad. Additionally, the short seven-day trial isn't exactly a help to those needing acclimation to the ins and outs featured. Still, though it is geared toward parents, this customizable software also could be an asset in the workplace.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "WoW! It sniffed all the emails in an office!"

    October 04, 2009   |   By kevin-2500

    Version: Big Mother 2.82

    Pros

    Next time, i will definitely not check my mails in a hotspot like coffee shop.

    Cons

    Too rich monitoring choices make my head spin.

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  • 5 stars

    "A parental control software without planting a bug."

    October 04, 2009   |   By puffin192

    Version: Big Mother 2.82

    Pros

    Includes almost all the IM capture, and the screen tracking function is really cool.

    Cons

    Needs some computer networking knowledge.

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  • 1 stars

    "ugh just terrible"

    October 03, 2009   |   By portagetrail

    Version: Big Mother 2.82

    Pros

    tried it and it slowed down my browser

    Cons

    hard to uninstall
    pricey
    okay if you have alot of RAM

    Summary

    dont like it

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  • 1 stars

    "not worth the price"

    October 03, 2009   |   By portage022

    Version: Big Mother 2.82

    Pros

    none for this

    Cons

    installed for trial and was a nightmare to uninstall. Had to do a system restore to remove
    K9 WEB PROTECTION IS FREE

    Summary

    dont install
    nightmare
    k9 web protection is better than this

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.86
    Version 2.86 updates the capturing of AIM to Ver. 7.1, QQ 2010, and MSN Plus.
    General
    Publisher The Tup Software
    Publisher web site http://www.tupsoft.com
    Release Date March 31, 2010
    Date Added May 27, 2010
    Version 2.86
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Parental Control
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2003
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 17.32MB
    File Name BigMother.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 200,002
    Downloads Last Week 5
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 7-day trial
    Price $29

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