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Guardian Monitor Classic

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  • Date Added:
    Oct. 21, 2004
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $39.95 to buy
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Editors' Review

This parental-control tool lacks a few important features but offers a good level of security. The easy-to-use interface prominently displays a calendar that lets you easily view logs from selected days. You can choose to monitor Web-surfing history, keystrokes, e-mail activities, and IM clients, and Guardian Monitor Classic also records screenshots of PC activities as specified intervals. However, there were a few notable omissions, including the ability to block specific sites and to send e-mail reports if your child enters a prohibited word. In our tests, the app did its job well, although it failed to record our Yahoo Messenger chats. With one exception, Guardian Monitor Classic is nearly impossible to detect. You can't uninstall the program using the Add/Remove Programs function, and the app installs itself in a tough-to-detect area of your hard drive. You can password-protect the program, run it in stealth mode, and disable the message alerting users they are being monitored. However, savvy kids might be able to detect the utility via the task manager, as we did. Though not 100 percent foolproof, Guardian Monitor Classic gives parents and system administrators a competent tool for tracking user behavior.
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User Reviews

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1 stars

"No support at all"

July 01, 2008  |  By jeffy40

 |  Version: Guardian Monitor Classic 9.75


None really. I can't get the functions to work


I bought the upgraded version and input the upgrade code. It won't stick. None of the upgrade functions work and there is no support at all. No return emails. I have been waiting for over 2 weeks. This whole thing is a rip off. Stay away from this scam!

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2 stars

"No tech support !"

June 06, 2007  |  By Alaska9

 |  Version: Guardian Monitor Classic 9.75


The product works well enough, especially good for monitoring a computer you aren't physically near.

It seems pretty undetectable in stealth mode.


The only tech support offered by Guardian is via e-mail. There is no telephone tech support for this product and they have not answered my dozen or so e-mail requests for assistance.

Even calls to their corporate office (an answering machine) go un-returned.

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2 stars

"Easy to circumvent the system...Poor customer service"

March 08, 2007  |  By mykdude

 |  Version: Guardian Monitor Classic 9.75


Easy to use...stealth mode works fairly well.


If individual is aware he/she is being monitored all they have to do is advance the system clock up ahead one month. All recorded data is subsequently deleted.

System updates delete saved data as well.

Does not record everything and it records IM/Chat some of the time but not always.

Made customer service aware of the system clock problem and they didnt care. They only responded in short sentances quoting from their sales add. Acted almost in an automated fashion.

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2 stars

"Does not work with more than one user"

October 27, 2005  |  By tnslocum

 |  Version: Guardian Monitor Classic 9.75


Stealth mode does work and cannot be detected.


I bought this product in 2003 with version 8.21 and had many problems then with setting up multiple users. Even then it would not capture all information and I worked with support many...many times. After not using the product for 1.5 years I've downloaded a the version 9.91 (Latest 10/05). This version has all the same flaws as it did two years ago. I've been working with support and after three days they have not been able to get any of these things working. No emails received or sent from yahoo or hotmail are being captured, no keystrokes captured, and other issues. Some times these things will work for some user, but most of the time they do not. The installtion process should be easy. But, if you have more than one users and use "LIMITED" accounts on the users, then you need to move the database for some reason to another location in Windows XP. This still did not fix the issues I've had. The interface has not changed and I did not notice any new features from two years ago, not even bug fixes. Not recommended.

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Full Specifications

Publisher Guardian Software
Publisher web site http://www.guardiansoftware.com
Release Date October 21, 2004
Date Added October 21, 2004
Version 9.75
Category Security Software
Subcategory Parental Control
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 6.45MB
File Name GuardianMonitorCls.exe
Total Downloads 5,494
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $39.95

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