Power Spy provides you with a powerful monitoring solution, designed to help you keep an eye on the computer activity while you are away. Commonly known as a keylogger, this type of application can record visited webpages, Clipboard entries, used programs and typed keystrokes.
Encrypted tool which can be hidden
When the “Stealth mode” is activated, this utility is practically untraceable, since it does not appear in the task manager, nor in the “Programs and Features” section of Control Panel. The only way to access it is to press the user-defined keyboard shortcut. Furthermore, it is password-protected, in order to prevent others from uninstalling it or terminating the process.
The main interface of Power Spy is very similar to the Windows 8 Start Screen, with all the options displayed as tiles. It provides fast access to all the recorded logs and enables you to start computer monitoring or configure the application behavior.
As a consequence, we can safely say that this program is dedicated to all types of users, including those with little or no previous experience with the IT world.
Information that can be gathered and upload logs to an FTP server
One of the advantages of Power Spy is that it is fully customizable, enabling you to select the items you want to log and exclude the ones you do not need. It can secretly log the typed keystrokes, the list of accessed websites, the read e-mail messages, Internet searchers, opened documents or executed applications.
Chat and instant messaging conversations are also recorded. All the popular IM clients are supported, including Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, AOL, MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, ICQ or Skype. The application can also be used as a surveillance camera, since you can set it to periodically take desktop screenshots and save them locally.
The log reports can be accessed directly from the monitored computer, exported to the hard disk, uploaded to a FTP server or sent to you via email.
To wrap it up, Power Spy is easy to use and provides you with a wide range of information. It comes in handy for any parent who needs to protect their children, by preventing access to dangerous webpages or inappropriate online content.
CPU and memory usage is low at all times and thus, Power Spy does not affect the system’s performance. Jobs are completed in a timely fashion and, in our tests, the tool did not hang or freeze.