System Surveillance Pro
If you are concerned about the websites your children have access to and their general computer activity, then installing a program that can monitor your PC might be a good idea. System Surveillance is a tool that can perform several complex tasks that can help you in this regard.
Take snapshots and other items you can track
The app can monitor the typed keystrokes, the visited websites (through browsers such as Internet Explorer, Netscape, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome), programs and instant messenger conversations (AIM, AOL, Yahoo IM, MSN, Windows Live, ICQ and Google Talk).
When you first start the app, you can choose which of the aforementioned actions you want it to perform and enable screenshots. Thus, it can take snapshots at a user-defined time interval and even interrupt the process when the computer is idle.
Tweak other settings and view logs and snapshots
You can choose certain words that should pop up in the monitoring process and have the software take screenshots when that keyword is encountered. Furthermore, you can set time periods when System Surveillance is active, and have it load at Windows startup.
The software comes with a clean interface that’s easy to navigate, as from the main window you have access to any of the logs. Thus, you can view all the visited websites, chat messages, program runs and screenshots, along with complete statistics.
E-mail logs and block apps and web pages
Further settings allow you to choose which user accounts are monitored and adjust any of the previously defined options. Additionally, you can create lists of blocked websites and apps.
Complete logs can automatically be sent via email. Monitoring can be stopped whenever you want straight from the interface.
A last assessment
The fact of the matter is that System Surveillance is a powerful and useful app for parents, business owners, libraries and schools or even government entities. Inexperienced users should not have a hard time figuring out this program, thanks to the intuitive interface and the computer’s performance is not going to be affected in any way, as resource requirements are minimal.