SniperSpy v8.0


Product Overview

Category: Parental Control Software
Product Rank: #2 in Parental Controls for PC
Price: $59.97
Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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Monitoring & Recording

Filtering & Blocking

Reporting & Management

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SniperSpy supports installation of the program from a remote location.

Doesn't support profanity masking feature.

The Verdict:

Sniperspy provides a large array of essential parental control features all of which runs in a total stealth mode. This enables the parent to secretly track every online move of their children without their knowledge.

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Gold Award iWebGUARDSniperSpy stands out from the rest for its remarkably distinct features. SniperSpy is the only software that has a secure control panel. Comparatively it gives a closer eye for the PC you want to monitor. The software allows the parent to watch all that is happening on the target screen like watching a television. The software uses a hybrid surveillance system to capture the keystrokes, clicks and other activities. The software runs silently in the background while all the activities are monitored in the real time, stored and later retrieved in the form of reports and logs.

Unlike other regular software, SniperSpy enables the user with certain admin and control tools through which he/she can execute commands in the remote PC. The installation is done much simpler than any other software program. The product is extensively recommended for parental control. SniperSpy is RANKED #2 in our Parental Controls section (for PC) and also wins our SILVER AWARD for the current year.

Monitoring & Recording: 9.5/10

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The high tech monitoring software that runs in stealth mode, allows the complete visibility to the target system, be it remotely placed or in the next room. SniperSpy has a wide range of tools for monitoring needs of a parent. Ability to view the live screen of the target PC, record live keystrokes and track the locations through GPS are the basic features offered by the software. In addition to these, SniperSpy allows the subscriber to browse through the file system and download files. The user has complete access to the online browsing history and other system information.

The very essence of SniperSpy lies in the controls that it allows for the user. The user can execute remote commands which enable him/her to stop or kill the running processes. This allows the parent to control the application that the child uses on the PC.

Filtering & Blocking: 8.5/10

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The software offers website filtering and application filtering. The parent can also restrict the access to the Internet for a specific time. Leveraging the controls on the target PC the user can block any application from running. Websites can also be blocked. Using the time controls, the target PC can be blocked from being used at all.

Reporting & Management: 9.0/10

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Despite having real-time visibility, the user is also entitled for detailed and precise reports that can be stored and retrieved for later use. The program records all the activities and sends it to the secured online account which can be accessed by furnishing the login credentials of the user.

The software is pretty much straightforward. There are no hassles involved in the process of installing at all. In fact, the software can be installing without ever having to touch the target PC. The software is fully compatible with any version of Windows firewall or other add-on firewalls.

Help & Support: 9.0/10

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The product has a toll free number for US customers and telephone support worldwide. They also have email and chat support to help customer. You may also find the FAQs quite useful.

Value for Money: 8.5/10

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The product is a total worth of your money if look at the range of features and controls it fetches for the user. SniperSpy is easier to install and manage, runs in 100% stealth mode, brings more visibility than any other competitor products. The only lapse in missing “profanity masking” may not deter given the strong monitoring capabilities it possesses.

Features & Specifications:
Tracking Features

With the help of SniperSpy you can obtain the keystrokes typed, screenshots, logs of Facebook, Myspace, clipboard activity and profanity alert logs. You can also see the application session durations and the list of applications executed. It provides you with the data of file or folder change and chat conversations.

Filtering Features

Content filtering options present in SniperSpy enables the parent to block inappropriate websites, applications, IM and social media activity such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter.

Control Features

SniperSpy includes a lot of control features like remotely shutting down or rebooting the computer. It offers live control panel with options like real time screen and keystroke viewer. You can even send alert message to the user.

Security Features

SniperSpy offers you a secure control panel in the remote monitoring software industry. Other features like multiple computer management, security settings, local interface, top ten report graphs is also available with SniperSpy.

Additional Features
  • Webcam snapshot
  • Remote file browser with search
  • Hide desktop icons and taskbar
  • View recently opened documents
  • Record surroundings
  • Block task manager
Minimum System Requirements:
  • Operating System – Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
  • Pentium or AMD 433mhz or Better
  • Free disk space – 50 MB (for installation)
  • RAM – 512 MB (Recommended, 1 GB RAM)
  • Supports 32-bit & 64-bit PC

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