BlackBox Security Monitor Express

BlackBox Security Monitor Express

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0 build 89
  • Total Downloads:
    28,737
  • Date Added:
    January 17, 2011
  • File Size:
    14.24MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    96
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7

Editors' Review

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Scheming teenagers, wayward spouses, and other sneaky computer users sometimes inspire someone to keep an eye on them. BlackBox Security Monitor Express can do this task for you, keeping track of the Web sites, keywords, and text that are entered by each computer user. Whether or not you should be snooping is something we'll refrain from weighing in on; all we'll say is that this program works.

The program's interface is plain and pretty easy to figure out. A wizard walks you through the process of selecting which users or computers are to be monitored; these can be local or remote. Then you select exactly what you want to monitor. Are you looking to see whether a particular keyword is used or if a particular Web site is visited? BlackBox Security Monitor can tell you that. Do you need to know if a particular program is launched, or when network traffic crosses a certain threshold? BlackBox Security Monitor can tell you that, too. It can also take screen captures, record all the text that's typed, and record Web searches, e-mails, and chats. It runs invisibly, with not even an icon in the system tray that might alert someone to its presence. Overall, we were quite impressed with BlackBox Security Monitor and the amount of information that it collects, but it wasn't perfect. One of its most notable features is the ability to send e-mail and text message alerts when certain keywords or Web sites have been detected, but we never were able to get this feature to work. The built-in Help file didn't provide enough guidance or troubleshooting assistance. But even without that feature, the program is still easy to recommend; it's more thorough than many similar programs we've seen.

BlackBox Security Monitor Express installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"User-unfriendly"

November 21, 2011  |  By sgribb

 |  Version: BlackBox Security Monitor Express 1.0 build 89

Pros

Didn't get that far. CONS got in the way...

Cons

Reports very difficult to understand. Garbled and confusing. Recorded one line of key strokes and then repeated same strokes through-out report.

Summary

Don't waist your time.

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2 stars

"It was allright but not that great"

May 04, 2011  |  By sandirhianna689

 |  Version: BlackBox Security Monitor Express 1.0 build 89

Pros

You could see snapshots of every page viewed if you wanted to do that.

Cons

slow. always got stuck (not responding) and I think it bogged pc down majorly.

Summary

It could be a lot better. but for free i guess i can't really complain.

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4 stars

"Good monitoring tool"

April 06, 2011  |  By josei1964

 |  Version: BlackBox Security Monitor Express 1.0 build 89

Pros

Records almost everything.
Very nice UI, easy to understand.
Helpful reports.

Cons

Email notifications are hard to set up and have some limitations.

Summary

Overall i'ts good application.

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5 stars

"Very nice application"

April 04, 2011  |  By amanda_1980

 |  Version: BlackBox Security Monitor Express 1.0 build 89

Pros

It records all activities on my computer.

Cons

Monitors one computer only.

Summary

Covers my needs in such product (at least until I have only one computer at home) and it's FREE :-)

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1 stars

"Security question"

March 29, 2011  |  By mick746

 |  Version: BlackBox Security Monitor Express 1.0 build 89

Pros

none haven't installed

Cons

kicks out what I hope is false positives like you would not believe .

It blocked so much I lost count of what my FW was blocking ..

Summary

make sure you are confident enough with the product before you install
as you will no doubt have to de-activate your virus and firewall software just to install it . If a CNET tech guy can confirm this as a trustworthy product then I would be happy to test it properly .

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0 build 89
Version 1.0 build 89 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher ASM Software
Publisher web site http://www.asmsoftware.com
Release Date January 10, 2011
Date Added January 17, 2011
Version 1.0 build 89
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 14.24MB
File Name BlackBoxExpress-1.0.b89.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 28,737
Downloads Last Week 96
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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