PC Spy

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out of 8 votes
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Date Added:
April 14, 2007
Free to try (Nag screen); $18.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
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Additional Requirements:
Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Editors' review

Despite recent improvements, this piece of snoopware still fails to measure up to the competition. On the plus side, PC Spy is reasonably stealthy. It doesn't show up anywhere on the Start menu and can't be disabled via the Task Manager. You have to browse to the Program Files folder and click the application's EXE file to activate it. Moreover, the latest version requires you to enter a password to uninstall the program or change settings. The problem is PC Spy's very limited feature set. The program can only take screenshots at user-specified intervals and cannot log keystrokes, send e-mail logs, or block certain Web sites. The demo will take screenshots only for a few seconds at a time, and it displays a nag screen that makes it useless in real-world situations (which, to be fair, is the point). We'd suggest most users seek out a more powerful, functional, and secure monitoring application.

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