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  • 1.0 stars

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

    September 3, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 3.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 2.0 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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  • 4.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 4.0 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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