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JuniorWatch

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 11 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.5.1.4016
  • Total Downloads:
    329,192
  • Date Added:
    May 06, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.61MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Note: Using active surveillance applications may interfere with your system's Antivirus and/or Security protection. Download.com cannot guarantee the security of surveillance software because of their nature.

Editors' Review

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As a parent, you're responsible for what your children see and do online, and parental control suites like JuniorWatch can help out. This free application monitors, logs, and reports all activity on your family PC or your child's PC. JuniorWatch captures screenshots and Webcam shots, logs keystrokes, monitors the clipboard, saves browser history, and blocks inappropriate Web sites. You can also delete and retrieve files remotely with JuniorWatch. In addition to overall upgrades, new features include anti-phishing and porn blocker tools.

Before you install JuniorWatch, we recommend first signing up for a free account at the program's Web site. This entails creating a user name and password and providing some personal information, including name, e-mail address, and time zone. You'll need your user name and password to install JuniorWatch. Registered devices like our PC show up in JuniorWatch's Web-based My Devices management tool. It's ad-supported, but that's how JuniorWatch stays free, and a few Web ads are probably not high on the typical parent's list of Major Annoyances.

The Web-based log showed our target PC's name, operating system, and the time of the latest report. But under Location it showed the address of our ISP's servers. We could display the location on a Google map. The Web-based settings let you manage your Accounts and Devices anywhere you can log on. Speaking of Devices, JuniorWatch also offers an Android option. We didn't test it, but that's the sort of extra that can make a big difference to some parents, especially those who are still ahead of their own kids in tech ability (for now).

While JuniorWatch is free for all users, it's also available in Professional and Enterprise editions for users with special needs, such as hosting the program on their own servers. JuniorWatch proved effective at monitoring and logging our target PC's activity. For parents, that means being able to see exactly what the kids are up to when they go online.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"EPIC FAIL!"

October 05, 2012  |  By TRWilliam

2012-10-05 22:33:41  |  By TRWilliam

 |  Version: JuniorWatch 3.1.0.2989

Pros

Quick installation and website access

Cons

Does not block obvious sites slated for restriction, period. Just try testing it out after installation / reboot. Typed in 'porn sites' in a search and the first two sites I tested didn't even slow down in accessing a XXX site that wasn't even trying to hide as something else. Total failure. No easy or intuitive way to change settings on the JuniorWatch website. I don't just want to keep track of damaging website that my kid my try to access, I want to BLOCK them.

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5 stars

"It works for me"

August 28, 2012  |  By Charles-Zillow

2012-08-28 10:48:32  |  By Charles-Zillow

 |  Version: JuniorWatch 3.1.0.2989

Pros

I just want to to mention that this great application and website helped tracking your kids. I have been using www.JuniorWatch.com for a year. Just installed the app on my son's smartphone and computer, I can track his geo-location, I can monitor his call log and sms log and his online activities.

Yes I am a little control freak but I just wanted to make sure he is good and on the right track. I paid like $20 /year for this service but they provide free service too. So far I am very happy with it and I have recommend to everyone on my PTA.

Cons

The site sometimes is a little slow recently. It seems more parents found this service. I have told them to upgrade their server but I guess it will take some time.

I also wish the iPhone version is coming out soon.

Summary

This software is by far the most useful parenting control sw I have ever used.

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5 stars

"Absolutely the best parenting monitor and control SW"

January 15, 2012  |  By SanjayGG

2012-01-15 20:44:02  |  By SanjayGG

 |  Version: JuniorWatch 2.2.0.2429

Pros

Porn blocker does work.
Browser url logging is a good feature and works.
Keylog works as it mentioned.
Screen capture works.
Not slow down my computer. Not a slight bit.

Cons

Document retrieve may be work but not fit into my need.
sometimes webcam captures black pictures. Maybe related to light.

Summary

I was skeptical at first after seeing the negative review. However I did give it a try since other software I tried (free and paid) are all junks. TO my surprise, this software really works. Strongly recommended to anyone would like to protect his/her teenage kids.

btw, I do not understand the other reviewer's commenter. about the junk software comment. My computer works as usual after install this tool.

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1 stars

"Absolute junk"

December 27, 2011  |  By billy32tech

2011-12-27 16:32:48  |  By billy32tech

 |  Version: JuniorWatch 2.2.0.2429

Pros

Nothing, waste of time and effort

Cons

Everything! Slowed down my computer so much I had to restore it to a previous point. Couldn't even us it. Don't download this software unless you like problems. If I could give 0 stars I would.

Summary



Updated on Dec 27, 2011

I can't believe this software or review even exists. After I downloaded Junior Watch I had to do a system restore because it brought my computer to a halt! I have no idea how they have so many downloads...it's gotta be some kinda scam.

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5 stars

"This one really works!"

December 18, 2011  |  By BenjaminGross

2011-12-18 22:16:23  |  By BenjaminGross

 |  Version: JuniorWatch 2.2.0.2429

Pros

This software provides many useful features:
1. Location tracking
2. Porn blocker
3. screen logging
4. webcam logging
5. browser url logging
6. key logging
7. encryption (to protect your privacy)

And most importantly, they are really working!

Cons

website needs improvement. Sometime slow to respond.

Summary

I was skeptical in the beginning. This software is #1 in Parenting Control but received several negative reviews from time to time. However, since other software (with much better reviews) do not work as they promised, I finally gave JuniorWatch a try. I am so glad I tried it out. It is the best software I ever found on CNET.

It turned out that there are some unethical companies who hire people to write good reviews for themselves and negative review for their competitors. Unfortunately JuniorWatch becomes a victim of this online cheating. I wish CNET could clean them up.

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2 stars

"A major let down"

December 16, 2011  |  By PaulinaWeiss

2011-12-16 10:40:45  |  By PaulinaWeiss

 |  Version: JuniorWatch 2.2.0.2429

Pros

blocked only some sites.

Cons

some users cannot log back in at all-it didn't seem to record all websites that i know were being visited- I thought that this looked like #1 but def didn't work as well as I thought it would. I just downloaded Blocksmart last week-it has been working great since I downloaded it-I haven't had a single problem with it.

Summary

I've tried pretty much every free blocking software available on here and so far so good with Blocksmart. I'll keep you posted.

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5 stars

"Just love this super all-in-one monitor"

September 26, 2011  |  By MaryLynches

2011-09-26 12:21:29  |  By MaryLynches

 |  Version: JuniorWatch 2.2.0.2220

Pros

This tool provides many good information from the monitored computer. Besides location, screen, keylog, the latest version added the history logging for browsers.

Cons

This tool does nor provide a way to block porn sites. However, by reading from their forum it seems it is coming soon.

Summary

I love this new feature of logging the browser history, as well as keylogging and screen captures. I have three kids who are all teens. I am able to know what websites my kids are visiting and what they are doing on their PC. Currently they are not on porn site yet but they are on game sites a lot, and facebook. I need to know how much time they are doing this stuff so that I can talk to them. This tool is perfect for me. I just wish the porn blocker will be out soon.

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2 stars

"Sounded promising but site was down"

September 20, 2011  |  By safeguard_1

2011-09-20 14:51:06  |  By safeguard_1

 |  Version: JuniorWatch 2.0.0.1954

Pros

Looks like it monitors my child's behavior online and can stop things such as bullying online.

Cons

Spotty coverage of their site, unable to access both the download or home page.
Only a trial period and not free.

Summary

It has some promising features, but it may be overkill as my kids are under 10 years old and I'm more concerned about inappropriate websites.
I tried blocksmart and didn't have any download issues plus it's Free for life!

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5 stars

"Sorry for the inconvenience"

September 15, 2011  |  By LockItTight

2011-09-15 09:38:47  |  By LockItTight

 |  Version: JuniorWatch 2.0.0.1954

Pros

keylogger, screen capture, webcam capture, accurate location, browsing history, remote document tracking

Cons

only monitor one computer for free user

Summary

Dear JuniorWatch users,

We experienced a massive power outage last week (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/story/2011-09-08/Power-out-for-sweltering-Calif-Ariz-Mexico/50330662/1). The outage caused damage on our network equipment which caused network outage for us. Both power and network outages caused the server unreachable during last two days. I understand many of you have been affected by this issue. Some new users could not install the software, because the client software needs to contact to server. Some existing users could not log in to check the reports. Now the server is back online stable and fine. Please go ahead and use JuniorWatch as usual to protect your family.

We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience caused. To show that we are sincere and responsible to JuniorWatch users, we would like to provide compensate for all users who have been affected during the outage. Please kindly send email to admin@juniorwatch.com with your JuniorWatch account login name, we will credit one month Premium server free of charge for the inconvenience caused.

We are excited to announce that the new version with Browser History logging has been uploaded and will be available to download in next week. Also we are going to release our first Android release soon! Thanks for all your support and we are confident to make JuniorWatch the best online tool to help your kids and family!

Thanks,
JW Admin

Updated on Sep 23, 2011

Thanks for the update. I think knowing your kids what to do online is very important. Actually this is what JuniorWatch was designed to do. It can monitor your kids' computers from all possible angles - location, webcam, screen capture, keylogging, and browsing history. But I also agree with you that block some unwanted sites is also a good idea to protect your kids.

This is why we are excited to announce that on top of all the useful features we provided already in JuniorWatch, we are going to release a new feature which will block porn and sexual sites. The parent will not have to all the difficult configuration. All they need to do is to check a checkbox and click OK.

We will release this exciting feature in one week. Please stay tune.

Thanks,
JW Admin

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1 stars

"Couldn't install, said try again later."

September 13, 2011  |  By Robert_1976

2011-09-13 14:26:07  |  By Robert_1976

 |  Version: JuniorWatch 2.0.0.1954

Pros

Easy to download

Cons

Software wouldn't install.

Summary

Great concept but couldn't get it to work on my windows XP machine. During the install, it said cannot connect to server and to contact support. Ended up installing Blocksmart instead which keeps my kids from going to inappropriate websites.

Updated on Sep 21, 2011

Ended up trying it out again now that the servers are up. Didn't really do what I thought it would. I want a software that blocks websites not just watches. I'd rather my kids not see bad stuff to begin with.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.5.1.4016
Version 3.5.1.4016 fixed installation issue for windows 8.1 and several other bugs.
General
Publisher Timeon Technologies
Publisher web site http://www.timeontech.com
Release Date May 02, 2015
Date Added May 06, 2015
Version 3.5.1.4016
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Parental Control
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.61MB
File Name JuniorWatch_Windows_3.5.1.4016.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 329,192
Downloads Last Week 6
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations 5-device limit
Price Free

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