This monitoring tool records computer activities, but it isn't a secure option. Spy On Your Family Deluxe's insipid interface could definitely stand a facelift, but it's easy enough to navigate. It hides and reveals itself with a quick hot-key press and runs in stealth mode. The application logs keystrokes, captures screenshots, and records running processes and applications launched. You'll be able to disable and hide several system settings in Internet Explorer and Windows including the Ctrl Alt Del function. It effectively monitored our system logging keystrokes and screen images, but the program isn't password-protected, a huge no-no when spying on the PC savvy. Although we're able to set screen capture intervals, Spy On Your Family Deluxe doesn't have a scheduler to begin monitoring sessions at specific times. In all fairness, this 15-day trial program performs its job, but it isn't difficult to find a more able-bodied monitoring tool.
What's new in version 4.5
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedJuly 11, 2005
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional RequirementsWindows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Records everything that is going on your computer including keystrokes, instant messaging, screens, e-mail, processes, and applications. Completely secret and silent. No adware, malware, spyware, trojans or viruses guaranteed.