Family Cyber Alert

Family Cyber Alert

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 102 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.3
  • Total Downloads:
    335,528
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 21, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (7-day trial); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    3.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    31
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Family Cyber Alert takes the uncertainty out of the question, "What's my kid been doing online?" This app does far more than record every keystroke made, and it does it well.

Including the keystroke log, the program offers a full array of monitoring functions. All applications are under Family Cyber Alert's watchful eye, including separate logs for sent e-mails, chat participation, and Web sites visited. It also takes screencaps regularly, forwards you copies of any e-mails sent, and incorporates blocking software to block programs as well as specific Web sites. There's even a customizable automatic keyword "danger" alert and a networking feature to monitor remote machines. All this control isn't arbitrary, though; it allows the Administrator to set specific users outside of its purview and observe the rest.

Family Cyber Alert doesn't show up in the start menu or control panel, so uninstalling the program must be done from the command line. However, to do so you must close it, and that requires the password, so the app is virtually tamperproof. If you need to keep a watchful eye over how your computer gets used, whether for a child or an employee, Family Cyber Alert tells you all.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.5

    out of 19 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 8
  • All Versions

    3.4

    out of 102 votes

    • 5 star 50
    • 4 star 7
    • 3 star 4
    • 2 star 12
    • 1 star 29
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1 stars

"do your self a favor and DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

December 26, 2010  |  By notedeath

 |  Version: Family Cyber Alert 4.3

Pros

None, this is a piece of crap

Cons

Everything: this messes up your whole system.
its extremely hard to remove and just messes your computer up so DON'T DOWNLOAD.

Summary

JUST DON'T DOWNLOAD
have a nice day.

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1 stars

"Doesn't UNINSTALL like it is supposed to."

December 23, 2010  |  By zsu572

 |  Version: Family Cyber Alert 4.3

Pros

Doesn't UNINSTALL like it is supposed to. Stay away from this program!!!!!!!!

Cons

Doesn't UNINSTALL like it is supposed to. Stay away from this program!!!!!!!!

Summary

Doesn't UNINSTALL like it is supposed to. Stay away from this program!!!!!!!!

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2 stars

"Not what you want"

November 06, 2010  |  By stjohnh

 |  Version: Family Cyber Alert 4.3

Pros

Fairly easy to set up website blocking

Cons

Does not record both sides of Facebook chat.
Email logging difficult to set up.
Screenshot interface is terrible.
Does NOT have the advertised "Premium Tech Support".

Summary

I have 2 teen daughters. Facebook is a big problem, and I need to see both sides of Facebook chats to know what was happening. The keylogger records what my daughter sends, but I only get intermittent screen shots of what the other party is saying. Impossible to fully follow a conversation and extremely cumbersome interface. Tech support is email only, NOT what I would call "Premium."

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1 stars

"Could not UNINSTALL this SW. Looks like malware to me."

November 03, 2010  |  By asdadafdsdf

 |  Version: Family Cyber Alert 4.3

Pros

Trial period too short.

Cons

No way to uninstall this once the trial is over. I have requested support but have not gotten anywhere yet. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT UNTIL THEY HAVE AN EASY WAY TO UNINSTALL IT!!!

Summary

No way to uninstall this once the trial is over. I have requested support but have not gotten anywhere yet. DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT UNTIL THEY HAVE AN EASY WAY TO UNINSTALL IT!!!

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5 stars

"Great product and very responsive support"

October 19, 2010  |  By charlotte007john

 |  Version: Family Cyber Alert 4.3

Pros

Easy to install and configure. Get much more info than a keylogger. A full suite of monitoring tool. You get what you paid for. Excellent support.

Cons

File accessed report needs improvement.

Summary

I have the family pack license and installed it on my Win7 64bit, Vista 32 bit, and WinXP. All work very well. Great product.

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2 stars

"It does it's job (for 1 year and 61 days)"

October 04, 2010  |  By IrishPuterGeek

 |  Version: Family Cyber Alert 4.3

Pros

Easily installation
Small footprint
Not easily detected
Decent keylogger (if antivirus doesn't block it)
Generic error when blocking web pages

Cons

Difficult to configure
Real Time Watch is sketchy at best
Terrible screen capture viewing interface
Extremely short support lifetime

Summary

The short of it is this product does it's job..... somewhat. All of the shortcomings were something I could deal with as it essentially worked.... until I actually had a support request. I have very seldom heard, let alone experienced a denial of support on a paid product only 14 months after purchase. Rather than stand on my soap box and preach all the grievences I have please allow me to share my support request after I experienced a system crash on the pc I built for my children. After rebuilding the system and reinstalling their product I had trouble registering the software. Please keep in mind that the time frame between my purchase and the support request was exactly 1 year and 61 days. I'll let you make up your own mind.

My request:
"I'm having trouble entering the activation key. I enter the key I received via email and hit run but it still pops up with "You can run the program 7 more days before it expires" each time I enter back in. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you."

Their reply:
"Your license is for one PC only. You purchased it well over a year ago. The free upgrade is no longer available to you. The new version requires new registration. If you ordered a CD, you can install it from CD. As a customer, you can upgrade to the New version without paying the full price. This offer is only available to existing FCA customers. Please visit xxxxxx."

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1 stars

"ABSOLUTE RIP OFF JUNK, DOESNT WORK, and CRASHES PC!"

September 24, 2010  |  By servocrow11

 |  Version: Family Cyber Alert 4.3

Pros

none.none.none

Cons

Does not work, at all, then errors out and crashes your PC, running Windows 7 64 bit. Demanded a refund and basicly told to go F&*^ myself by this CON of a software company. I am out $40..

Summary

, i hope this company gets sued VERY soon. I am currently GIVING away copies of this software with the license key to ANYONE even considering buying this JUNK! Since this comapny REFUSES to refund me my money I am also listing this junk via torrent online as well, in hope that people will use this giveaway than rather fork over $ for a POS that most likley wont work, maybe next time some poor sap asks for a refund for your JUNKWARE you will consider refunding them, YOU COMMIES!

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1 stars

"The worst internet filter I have ever downloaded"

September 16, 2010  |  By JoeyJoeJoeJr

 |  Version: Family Cyber Alert 4.3

Pros

No pros, it is horrible (Just download net nanny 6.5 and newer)

Cons

Causes start up issues, Slows down my laptop and I can't uninstall it. I give it less than one star.

Summary

I downloaded Family Cyber Alert 4.3 because it received 5 stars in (download.cnet.com). Family Cyber Alert 4.3 does filter some websites but there is still ways to easily bypass it. Now it is on (hide mode) and I could not find it anywhere. I decided to uninstall it but I can?t even find it in (uninstall programs area). It is totally hidden!
This is by far the worst internet filter software I have ever used. I?ve been testing internet filters for about ten years and Net Nanny 6.5 is the best internet filter I have ever used. If you ever download Net Nanny make sure it is the 6.5 version and newer because it does a good job blocking out proxies. It doesn?t surprise me that Net Nanny 6.5 is voted number one in most websites.

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2 stars

"This program does not log all Live Messenger mess."

August 27, 2010  |  By Mdam003

 |  Version: Family Cyber Alert 4.3

Pros

Easy to install and remove. The GUI makes sense; easy to get where you need to go.

Cons

It does not completely log all Live messenger communication. I can that I am missing messages, funnily enough i can see them in the keystrokes log. Makes me feel this is an unreliable product.

Summary

Its a kind of a nice program to have, but not for the serious person who needs to know all.

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5 stars

"a really good product"

July 17, 2010  |  By keene4you

 |  Version: Family Cyber Alert 4.3

Pros

monitoring, porn blocking, alerts..all work well. easy to use and does not affect my system performance. i love it.

Cons

no cons as far as i can see

Summary

monitoring, porn blocking, alerts..all work well. easy to use and does not affect my system performance. i love it. highly recommend it to anyone

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.3
Version 4.3 adds support to latest versions of Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo IM, Firefox, and other enhancements.
General
Publisher InfoWorks Technology
Publisher web site http://www.itcompany.com
Release Date August 21, 2009
Date Added August 21, 2009
Version 4.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 3.42MB
File Name falert.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 335,528
Downloads Last Week 31
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 7-day trial
Price $39.95

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