Desktop Shark is a software application made for monitoring the activity of other people on the computer, which comes loaded with a lot of surveillance components and configuration settings.
Customizable setup pack
The installation procedure does not take a long time to finish. Several components are optional for setup, namely monitors for Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. The Internet Explorer monitor is mandatory, along with website parental control, along with monitors for any detected instant messengers, microphone recording, and multiple languages.
What's more, you can pick the tools that will automatically run at Windows startup, such as the keylogger, screenshot recorder, browser history and activity recorder. The program can be asked to send logging data and reports to your online account, interact with other version of Desktop Shark on your home or office network, as well as to intercept and log copied text from the Clipboard.
Desktop Shark hides itself when closing it, and you can choose a hotkey combination for bring it up again, along with a master password, in order to restrict the access of other users.
Clean and intuitive interface
The main application window has a clear-cut structure that permits you to easily discover its features. It automatically starts the keylogger and records the keyboard. It is possible to monitor remote computers in the LAN as long as you have administrative privileges, filter content by Windows user and date, erase all logs, copy all content to the Clipboard or export it to a spreadsheet, as well as log in online.
Screen, search engine history, web passwords and Clipboard recording
The screen is recorded as well, and you can either customize settings or disable this module. Desktop Shark lets you play and stop video recordings, view images, enter full screen mode, and delete all images. A monitor for the search engine history is available as well, along with a capturing tool for passwords inserted in websites, along with clips copied to the Clipboard.
Configure advanced settings to enhance the app's functionality
When it comes to advanced settings, you can disable automatic software updates, change the login credentials for remote access, disable Desktop Shark from automatically running at system startup along with any of its components that we described at the installation stage, as well as turn off remote online access, wireless/LAN access, and local password protection. Plugins are supported.
Evaluation and conclusion
We have not come across any stability issues in our tests because Desktop Shark did not hang, crash or pop up error messages. It has a good response time and minimal impact on computer performance, using low CPU and RAM. All in all, Desktop Shark integrates rich features and customization settings for PC surveillance.