Spector Pro v7.0

 
Spector Pro
Spector Pro
Spector Pro

 
Product Overview
 

Category: Parental Control Software
 
Product Rank: #8 in Parental Controls for PC
 
Price: $99.95
 
Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8


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Monitoring & Recording
7.5


 
Filtering & Blocking
4.0


 
Reporting & Management
7.5


 
Help & Support
7.0


 
Value for Money
6.0


 
Total Score
6.4


 
Positives

Supports video style playback of the screenshots taken.
Negatives

Doesn't support real-time monitoring feature.


The Verdict:

Even though this product supports all the necessary monitoring and filtering features, it lacks real-time monitoring. There are other competitive products on the market that offers more features than Spector Pro at a much lower price.

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Review:

Spector Pro is a parental control software that tailors up number of features together. This software has been applauded by various reviewers. Spector Pro records every details of the activities occurring on the target device. Chats, Instant Messages, emails, websites visited, search history, social networking activities and applications run by children are all closely monitored and the detailed report is sent to the parent’s online account. These reports are very easy to navigate through.

Screenshot recording feature allows the user to record each event on the monitored device by taking the snapshots on a preset interval. This can vary from 10 sec to many hours. Video-style controls allow the user to navigate through this bulk of data easily by forward and rewind control. Chats and Instant Messages are automatically recorded and saved. These chat services can also be blocked.

Keylogger feature allows the parent to keep a tab on what the child types. This can be useful to record the chats, navigations, searches on search engines and even the passwords. To simplify the monitoring task for parents, the Spector Pro renders the reports in Top 10’s of all the categories. This cuts down loads of navigational ad hocs. A copy of each email is saved in a hidden location on the computer and can be accessed later even if the mail is deleted by the child. Spector Pro keeps a tab on all the applications executed on the monitored device, recording the duration and the resource engagements.

Alerts and notifications are sent at every encounter of certain keywords that are categorized as dangerous from the parent. Spector Pro records all the downloaded and uploaded files and the activities on them for later screening. Highly readable charts and reports bring you clear visibility to what your child is doing online.

There is a money-back guarantee within a certain period of purchasing if the user did not find the product impressive. The support on the product is quite satisfactory. They have live chat, telephone and email contact points. If this does not suffice there are always FAQs and other knowledge resources on the site.

Summary:

With their money-back policy, the product appears to be genuine. The big set of filtering and monitoring features is really attractive. Real-time monitoring feature is missing in Spector Pro, the feature which is offered by most other competitors at a much lower price.

Features & Specifications:
Spector Pro Supports the Recording of Following Activities:
  • Keystrokes Typed (Keylogger)
  • Instant Messenger Activity
  • Sent/Received Emails
  • Online Activities
  • Social Network Activities
  • File Transfer Activity
  • Online Search Terms used on Google, AOL and Other Popular Websites
  • Screenshots with Forward and Rewind Abilities in Video Format
Blocking Features:
  • Website Blocking
  • Chat/Instant Messenger Activity Blocking
Additional Features:
  • Stealth Mode
  • Hot Key Access with Password Protection
  • Keyword Alerts on Use of Abusive or Offensive Language
  • Track Creation, Deletion or Modification of Files on the Computer
Minimum System Requirements:
  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8
  • 50 MB of free hard drive space
  • Internet connection
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