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Inside Chat Spy

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  • Date Added:
    Mar. 22, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try (5 days); $29.95 to buy
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Editors' Review


This program logs chat conversations from popular instant messenger programs, but we couldn't get the feature to e-mail log reports to work. Inside Chat Spy is simply laid out and easy to use, a saving grace when the help file wouldn't open.

Security is top notch; the application runs in stealth mode and is accessible only with a user-definable hot key and password. It doesn't appear in Add/Remove programs or in the Task Manager once minimized, and the program can only be removed using an option found on Inside Chat Spy's interface. The program covered the most popular IM programs, from Google Talk to Yahoo. Records were viewable on the UI and by e-mail, but the e-mail reports never arrived in our in-box. Logs record the time, user name, IM client, and recipient as well as the content of chats.

The program lacks scheduled monitoring, but you can indicate specific users and IM clients to record. There's an option to highlight user-specified keywords in conversations, but it pinpoints only one word at a time and only when viewing logs on the program's interface. Logged conversations appear in paragraph format, instead of by message as they do in most IM windows, which made them harder to follow. Though it has a few drawbacks, Inside Chat Spy is a capable IM monitoring application.

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User Reviews

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5 stars

"Good software"

October 01, 2007  |  By mk_lona

 |  Version: Inside Chat Spy 1.9


I instaled it on my sister computer . It's really easy to use, you can see if your boyfriend, child or sister is using the pc for chating with strange persons. Helps you to keep on eye on them.

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5 stars

"The true about..."

April 04, 2007  |  By mg_lady

 |  Version: Inside Chat Spy 1.9


I installed this software on my home computer and I found out about my son's conversations. Believe me that I was amazed when I realized what kind of friends he is meeting with.


I have no cons, I really liked it

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.9
This version is the first release on CNET
Publisher Inside Logger
Publisher web site
Release Date March 22, 2007
Date Added March 22, 2007
Version 1.9
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 1.34MB
File Name insidechatspy.exe
Total Downloads 2,712
Downloads Last Week 2
License Model Free to try
Limitations 5 days
Price $29.95
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