New version of eBlaster supports Windows 8!
- Grouping of the intercepted information into categories
- Great stealthiness level
- Both sides interception in messengers
- Configurable self-removal
- Pleasant to look at, user friendly interface
- Emails sent/received monitoring
- No visual surveillance
- Not enough URL interception level
- A bulk of steps to follow during the pre-installation
- Very weak file-activity monitoring
- No clipboard interception
Today we are reviewing the first non-shareware monitoring product on our website — eBlaster. So, let's begin.
The process of installation is very simple, but unfortunately one needs to follow a lot of pre-installation screens in order to install the keylogger. So, we agree to inform the user that he is being monitored, we accept the license agreement, put in the e-mail for registration and product serial number, we specify the e-mail for sending the reports to, specify the password and pop-up hotkey combination, turn on or off the express delivery of IM/Chats and the installation process begins. After it is finished we are suggested to remove eBlaster's installation file, clear references to eBlaster from Internet Explorer and restart the PC — we perform all the steps.
After PC is started again we press the hotkey specified in the 4th pre-installation screen and put the password into the appearing window. After that eBlaster Control Panel appears. It is pleasant to say that interface part of eBlaster looks very nice. There are 3 tabs in Control Panel, namely "Report Delivery", "Sent Reports" and "Reports of Recent Activity" — choosing any of them shows the category in the main part of Control Panel. The first one allows user to configure logs e-mailing, the second one shows the time of sent reports, and the third one allows viewing the report of recent activity. What also should be emphasized is quality of the reports — all the information is grouped into categories, information shown is clear to understand — reports are really good. The Control Panel of eBlaster also has 3 buttons at the top: "Settings", that gives an access to the configuration screen of the monitoring process, "Uninstall" and "Help", that contains helpful information and allows contacting technical support.
As for the functionality we will start from pluses, as usual. They are: interception of both conversation sides in ALL the instant messages, interception of emails (both sent and received), availability of parental control functions, great filtering options and presence of such a rare function as "configurable self-removal". So, there is a lot of advantages, and each of them adds eBlaster a lot of points in our comparison table. Unfortunately, the program also has its disadvantages, that are: only one interface language, absence of fully-featured screenshots section (screenshot-making can be only configured for the keywords, specified in "Alert" section), very weak file-activity monitoring (only opening and copying of the files is intercepted) and inability of eBlaster to intercept the clipboard content. It is also pity that such a good product intercepts URLs visited only in Internet Explorer and Mozilla and doesn't intercept system logon password.
As for the stealthness level — eBlaster is really good — there are no additional processes in Task Manager, no program groups or icons in Start menu and one the desktop, the program executable file is hidden greatly.
The keylogger is designed to monitor PC remotely, so it has a lot of specific parameters, such as "Forward All E-mails", "Forward All Chat/IMs", "Forward Keyword Alerts". Each of them allows to configure an immediate e-mailing of the event, specified in the name of the function.
Summing up we can say that eBlaster is one of the best products listed on our website (that is confirmed by its place in comparison table) that will come in handy to all the groups of users, especially for the ones, who always want to know what is happening on their PCs while they are away.