'Codename Alvin' allows the owner of the computer to monitor keyboard, internet, screen and application activity.
The original brief was to allow parents to see what their children were doing on the PC while they were not present. With Codename Alvin this is now a reality. A parent can install Alvin on their PC, then put the software into 'hidden' mode, whereby any other user (the children in this case) cannot see the software (including by use of the control-alt-delete keys). In registered mode, the software is also re-start protected, so should the computer be restarted, Alvin will also re-start, silently, so the user is not aware they are being monitored. Its not about spying on the kids, just making sure you know what they are up to!
This allows the parent to start the software, shut down their pc, then go to work. Should the children start the PC up while the parent is away, Alvin will log their activity, the websites they access, and their conversation in the chat rooms.