McGruff SafeGuard

McGruff SafeGuard

Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 12 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.9.3
  • Total Downloads:
    33,028
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 11, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try; trial is for monitoring and control features. Website Blocking is free. (30-day trial); $19.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    12.07MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Not free.After a year they bill you thru a third party."

September 03, 2011  |  By satherly

 |  Version: McGruff SafeGuard 4.8.9

Pros

Gave us basic info on when she went online.

Cons

Billing is bogus.

Summary

Free was good because we hardly used it. Bur when Prilus billed us $49.95 and both Prilus and McGruff refused to refund our money, well I don't trust a company to look after children when they don't look after their supposed customers.

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1 stars

"Not all features are free, nag screens"

September 22, 2010  |  By farehamgoods

 |  Version: McGruff SafeGuard 4.7.6

Pros

good idea but as all you have to pay

Cons

after two days the free account displays the desktop icon back on the pc, no stealth for free account false advert i think

Summary

dont bother its another waste of time playing on security

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2 stars

"To limited-McGruff wants cash, Like Everyone"

January 23, 2010  |  By idahogirl1

 |  Version: McGruff SafeGuard 3.19.1

Pros

Limited usefulness.

Cons

McGruff is just in it for the money, available options are severely limited and are available only when you pay a substantial amount to upgrade. Rich people can afford to protect their kids, the rest of us, well hell no!

Summary

Useful to a point, McGruff should be less greedy for the almighty dollar.

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3 stars

"OK PROGRAM w/ No virsues"

December 23, 2009  |  By thedub4ever

 |  Version: McGruff SafeGuard 3.19.1

Pros

I like the fact that it was free....

Cons

It does not let you see passwords without upgrading and also only displays the keystrokes in upper case lettering.

Summary

If your looking for just a basic keylogger then this might be all you need but did not do the trick for me!!!

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5 stars

"Brilliant program, lots of features"

November 13, 2009  |  By ODonoghueClan

 |  Version: McGruff SafeGuard 3.19.1

Pros

I?ve tried MANY progs and this is definitely the best, it?s ease of use is great, you can see how long your child has been on the PC, what sites they?ve visited, how many chat?s they?ve had, if any passwords have been ?grabbed?. Excellent!

Cons

Some of the information is only accessed by upgrading, but to be fair you can still see a lot of info in the free version. Compared to other prog's of this kind I would say McGruff gives far more info than other's.

Summary

All info is via their website, so you can use any computer, anywhere, to see what has been accessed on the 'monitored' computer.

The homepage is nicely set out, icons along the top row; Home, Chat, Emaill, Other Activity, Alerts, Violations, Usage, Control, Community & Upgrade.

Down the left hand side are; Settings, Join us on FaceBook, Read the Blog, Stay informed, Get help, Kidsaurus, Download again & Get cell phone alerts.

They glean so much info such as websites visited, times, user, passwords grabbed, chat conversations, what chat prog's they monitor, some needs the full upgrade to access (what is in the chat convo's) but it's nice if you want to check how long your child has been 'on' the PC for, rather than how long they 'tell' you they've been on!

All in all it is a WONDERFUL program that if I could afford the $119 for a lifetime membership I would do so in a heartbeat - as you then get access to ALL activity from when you started using the program, not from when you pay! Brilliant!

Also if you recommend a friend and they enter your friend code (mine is 60361) for their one week's usage you'll get one months full access. You can enter codes once you've logged in then click the 'get it for free' link. This seems to be the only way to enter a code?! If you find this review helpful I'd appreciate you using my friend code!!! Thanks!

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2 stars

"tried but failed"

October 29, 2009  |  By loukaniko1

 |  Version: McGruff SafeGuard 3.19.1

Pros

Great easy setup

Cons

This program will not work on Vista 64, it complained bitterly

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2 stars

"Does not do everything it promotes."

May 28, 2009  |  By jnorber

 |  Version: McGruff SafeGuard 3.16.3

Pros

Excellent, consistant customer service, user friendly website.

Cons

Latest version having issues monitoring Facebook chats. Techs have been working on a "fix" for months.

Summary

Great for monitoring IM chats, web activity, grabbing passwords, sending you daily reports. If you're looking for a software to monitor Facebook chats you might want to look elsewhere.

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4 stars

"Works on XP, But had Vista problems"

August 29, 2008  |  By Amanda~Lee

 |  Version: McGruff SafeGuard 3.16.3

Pros

Does what it said it would, and works great with windows XP. Works well considering it is FREE! Works better then a similar program I had to buy to monitor my laptop that runs on Vista.

Cons

Couldn't install it on my Laptop that runs Vista, so I had to find another program that works on Vista.

Summary

I couldn't make up a user name durring the install, BUT if you go to the web site GoMcGruff dot com and creat an account first, then you can just log in durring instulation and it installs with no problem. The site is kind of picky about your user name and password though, so it might take you a few tries to find one it will except! Other then that the program works great and gives you tons of info (including your child's user name and password) on your child's recent searches, adultfriend finder, IM, eMail, Chats, myspace, facebook, yahoo, msn.........it covers almost all of the major social places your child will be on so you can monitor what they are up to.

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5 stars

"installation problem"

August 29, 2008  |  By mrsahil

 |  Version: McGruff SafeGuard 3.16.3

Pros

not installed .error in username password,

Cons

its nise ,after i get installed but not yet installed

Summary

plz solve my problem and rply my through mail.

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4 stars

"not yet installed"

August 29, 2008  |  By fastforu

 |  Version: McGruff SafeGuard 3.16.3

Pros

username&password

Cons

not yet install

Summary

i download this software but it is showing error when im entering my user name & password.can u plz reply me

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.9.3
Version 4.9.3 provides minor bug fixes.
General
Publisher McGruff SafeGuard
Publisher web site http://www.GoMcGruff.com
Release Date December 11, 2011
Date Added December 11, 2011
Version 4.9.3
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Monitoring Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 12.07MB
File Name pop-cnet.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 33,028
Downloads Last Week 1
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.99

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