PC Spy

Download Editors' Rating:
2
Mediocre
Average User Rating:
3.0
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.61
  • Total Downloads:
    55,545
  • Date Added:
    April 14, 2007
  • File Size:
    718.87KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    24
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • 1 stars

    "had a virus in the setup files"

    June 14, 2005   |   By tsktsk

    Version: PC Spy 2.53

    Pros

    LOOK DOWN

    Cons

    My BitDefender 8.0 Pro Plus detected a Trojan.Spy.Pcspy.B file c:\windows\is-f0aes.tmp. Not too happy about this.

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  • 1 stars

    ""FULL" of trojan spyware"

    July 15, 2004

    Version: PC Spy 2.38

    Summary

    did not even get the download completed 99% when my virus checker came up saying I had trojan spyware! 6 of them. Beware

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  • 1 stars

    "VERY SLOW and UNSTABLE!!! Not worth downloading. It doesnt record both-sides of IMs."

    February 13, 2004

    Version: PC Spy 2.38

    Summary

    I just test this product and it was a huge disapointment! Some of the problems included runtime errors, not stable on WinXP, doesnt record IMs or passwords. It simply didn't work! For the same same 19 bucks I would suggest this product called ICE Remote Spy at matewatcher com - ICE Remote records both-sides of IMs and is so much more advanced and is the price. check them out at matewatcher com

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  • 5 stars

    "Quite good but not for foreign keyboards"

    October 09, 2003

    Version: PC Spy 2.38

    Summary

    Function was easy to install and properly hidden, except that the keyboard dead key (for umlaut and circumflex diacritics) was no longer operational, a very severe problem if you type in French among others...

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  • 5 stars

    "Great..."

    June 04, 2003

    Version: PC Spy 2.38

    Summary

    This really works...

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  • 1 stars

    "not good at all"

    January 31, 2003

    Version: PC Spy 2.38

    Summary

    I bought it thinking it is another software , I would like to have my money back , it is useless software.
    I found other softwares much better

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  • 5 stars

    "Its Good!"

    October 21, 2002

    Version: PC Spy 2.38

    Summary

    You should try it at least.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 2.61
    Version 2.61 includes additional enhancements for Vista and also has made the uninstall easier to find.
    General
    Publisher SoftDD Software
    Publisher web site http://www.softdd.com
    Release Date April 07, 2007
    Date Added April 14, 2007
    Version 2.61
    Category
    Category Security Software
    Subcategory Encryption Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 95
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
    Download Information
    File Size 718.87KB
    File Name pcspyt.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 55,545
    Downloads Last Week 24
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Nag screen
    Price $18.95

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